Early day motion 976

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150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

That this House, on the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, recognises the valuable contribution made by him to interfaith dialogue at international level, encouraging and promoting harmony and understanding between religions through his renowned lectures and presentations at the first World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893, followed by his lecture tours in the US, England and mainland Europe; notes that these rectified and improved the understanding of the Hindu faith outside India and dwelt upon the universal goodness found within all religions; further notes that he inspired thousands to selflessly serve the distressed and those in need and promoted an egalitarian society free of all kinds of discrimination; and welcomes the celebrations of his 150th birth anniversary in the UK and throughout the world.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 29.01.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 28.01.2013
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 07.02.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 31.01.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 07.02.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 06.02.2013
Gardiner, Barry Labour Party Brent North 28.01.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 04.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.01.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 05.02.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 29.01.2013
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 07.02.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 29.01.2013