The four-year-long 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, organised by Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, will culminate in a series of programmes to be held from January 19 to 30.

In all, 15,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to attend the celebrations, in which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Governor M.K. Narayanan and Union Minister of Cultural Chandresh Kumari Katoch will take part, said Swami Suhitananda, general secretary of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

A convention of devotees and a youth convention will be held on January 25-26 and January 29-30.

On January 13, a gala event will be organised in the Ganges, on a fleet of 32 launch boats from Budge Budge to Panihati, through Belurmath and Dakhineshwar. — PTI