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Swami Vivekananda didn’t stay in Maharani’s NTMS school: Pro- Kannada activist finds fault in writer Bhyrappa’s call

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Mysuru: Writer S L Bhyrappa’s call to support the cause of building Viveka Memorial at Maharani’s NTMS School, N S road in the city has triggered a controversy.
Arvind Sharma founder president of Samagra Karnataka Rakshana Vedike has stated in a press release ” Bhyrappa has released a statement seeking the support of concerned citizens of Mysuru to come out in large numbers and raise their voice for the ambitious project.”
Firstly, it doesn’t fit the stature of an elderly person like Bhyrappa. It should be taken into note that Maharani’s NTMS was the first girls school in the country in those days. It is not appropriate to build a memorial by razing the school, Sharma has stated.
To clarify, Swami Vivekananda during his visit to Mysuru in November 1892 had not stayed in the school. There is an evidence to prove that Vivekananda had stayed for three weeks in Seshadri Bhavan ( old building of commercial tax office).
According to a photo of the monk hung in the chamber of joint Commissioner, Commercial Tax, it is evident of the stay.
The lines below the photo reads-  Swami Vivekananda stayed in this house as the guest of K Seshadri lyer the then Diwan of Mysore, for about three weeks in November 1892, during the rule of H H Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar, Maharaja of Mysore.
It is corroborated further in a plaque at Sadvidya School, where Vivekananda delivered discourses in the auditorium. Hence it would be more suitable to build a memorial at either Seshadri House or Sadvidya School after taking them into possession, Sharma has added.
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