The newly installed 7 ft x 2.5 ft concrete statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC & RI) Men's hostel, opposite MUDA on JLB Road in city, will be unveiled at 5.30 pm tomorrow by Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas.

The statue has been built at a cost of Rs. 50,000 collected from medical students to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the hostel and 150th birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda.

Dr. Geetha Avadhani, Dean, MMC & RI, will preside over the function.

Ramakrishna Ashram President Swami Mukthidanandaji will be the guest of honour and Hostel Warden Dr. C. Rajan will be present.

CAVA student Deepak and his team have sculpted the statue under the guidance of Dr. Rajan and Dr. Shivashankar.

Golden Jubilee

The college hostel, which houses 245 medical students, was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Veerendra Patil on Sept. 1, 1962.

The hostel, which was in a dilapidated condition, has been given a facelift by providing with tiles, granite flooring, solar lights, electrical installations and a green lawn at the entrance with the help of Public Works Department.

The work was mainly due to the efforts of Dr. Rajan, who is set to retire after a prolonged service on Feb. 29.