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Mamata unveils Vidyasagar bust in Kolkata college

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday unveiled a bust of Bengali polymath Iswarchandra Vidyasagar at Kolkata’s Hare School, 28 days after another bust of the 19th century reformer was vandalised at a city college during BJP President Amit Shah’s road show.

Banerjee, who was invited by the West Bengal Department of Higher Education and School Education as well as the Vidyasagar bicentennial celebration committee, paid floral tributes to the statue in the presence of Bengal’s ministers, intellectuals, teachers and students.

The bust was then taken for re-installation at the Vidyasagar College in Bidhan Sarani, where the incident of vandalism had taken place on May 14.

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