Bangalore International Centre had arranged an Talk on“SISTER NIVEDITA -The Irishwoman who gave her all to India” by Prof. D P Sengupta,Retired Professor, Emeritus Fellow, IISC, Bangalore and Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)on Friday, 3rd March, 2017 at 6.30 PM. Prof. RanitaHirji, Retired Director and Dean of Commits Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication and former Head of the Department of English and Communication, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore chaired and moderated the session.
Prof. Sengupta, on the occasion of 150th year of Sister Nivedita’s birth anniversary, narrated about Margaret Elizabeth Noble, an exceptionally bright student of Irish descent who was deeply impressed by the talks and discussions of Swami Vivekananda and came to India. In his power point presentation with pictures, he narrated how she was sworn to celibacy and named Sister Nivedita by the Swami whom she accepted as her Guru. Prof.Sengupta also touched upon the adversities within which she had to struggle and yet found enough time to promote Art, literature, science and freedom movement and could be counted as one who made significant contributions to Bengal’s Renaissance.