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Singapore for revival of Nalanda University

The Singapore minister said President Kalam during his visit to Singapore had sought international cooperation for revival of Nalanda University.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2006 23:04 IST

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.