Nalanda University Revival

Reports suggest that in response to President APJ Abdul Kalam seeking international cooperation for revival of Nalanda University, the ancient seat of learning, a high level delegation from Singapore on Tuesday had a “fruitful talk” with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the issue.

“We had a fruitful talk with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other state government officials on Nalanda University and development of the Budhist circuit. Singapore will definitely play a prominent role in the project”, Singapore senior state Minister for External Affairs, Balaji Sadashivan told reporters in Patna.

The Singapore minister said President Kalam during his visit to Singapore had sought international cooperation for revival of Nalanda University. “I along with a team of experts from department of tourism, trade and commerce, education and members from prominent Budhist associations came to Bihar to have a first-hand view of the place to decide our role.”

Describing Nalanda as symbol of peace and learning in the entire South East Asia, Sadashivan said an international seminar would be organised in Singapore in November this year on Nalanda in which representatives of 18 countries would take part. Besides, an exhibition would be organised on Nalanda next year, he said.

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3 Responses to Nalanda University Revival

  1. shuchika September 27, 2006 at 9:11 am #


    ajit, i went thru this blog.

    really feel tum jalpaan ke samosa ka karz aadaa kar rahein ho.

    yet to meet someone who follows the matribhoomi so closely.

    hows your movie on the bihari shaadi coming along. would you have a cameo on the “tilak”?

    keep blogging

  2. rodeo September 27, 2006 at 9:37 pm #

    gud thing to kno bout …….
    was nice ki someone is taking interest in maa home district……..

    ab chahae wo singaapoor ka hi kyu naa hoo

  3. Neers September 28, 2006 at 4:29 am #

    landed here from jhaji’s blog and a plesant surprise!! :)

    yes, its hight time, the state and the city needs some boost… we really cant let all that talent go waste!

    like we say: jai bihar!

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