India on Monday announced a contribution of 10 million Baht (Rs 1.27 crore approximately) for construction work at the Sanskrit Studies Centre in Thailand.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his talks with visiting Thai Prime Minister Gen Surayud Chulanont in the Capital.
The contribution will go for the construction of a building of the Centre in the Silpakorn University in Bangkok.
The Centre has made significant contributions to the study of Sanskrit, Indian culture and historical and cultural links between the two countries, said a joint statement issued after the talks.
Chulanont appreciated the Indian gesture, saying it is a testament to the significant and valuable historical and cultural ties between the two countries.