Chief Minister Raghubar Das laid the foundation stone for the statue on the 153rd birth anniversary of Vivekananda on Tuesday.
“The statue of Swami ji will remind people about his ideal life and his positive outlook towards life. Swami Vivekananda was a great philosopher, who dreamed about a Great India,” Das said on the occasion.
The government organised many programmes on Tuesday to celebrate the birth anniversary.
A four-day youth festival to remember Vivekananda was also launched by Sports Minister Amar Bawari.