Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Japan proposes to revive Nalanda varsity

Japan has made a proposal to revive the historic Nalanda University in Bihar as a major international school of learning.

The proposal was made by a 30-member Japanese delegation comprising leaders from the field of politics, business, education and culture which met Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan here on Tuesday.

The delegation, led by D S Uchide, wanted the minister to take the lead and assured that ??they will initiate the process of fund raising and other support in rebuilding the world famous institution of education??, a Lok Janshakti Party release said.

At the Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by Mahabodhi society here on Monday, Paswan supported the idea mooted by the society?s president B K Modi to give citizenship to Buddhist Tibetans, who had been living in India for decades, the release said.
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