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Narendra Modi in Bihar highlights: ‘Nalanda is an identity, an honour,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar highlights: Prime Minister Modi opens a new campus of Nalanda University, situated near the ruins of the ancient site.
Narendra Modi in Bihar highlights: PM visited site of ruins of ancient Nalanda University.(X/Narendra Modi)
Narendra Modi in Bihar highlights: PM visited site of ruins of ancient Nalanda University.(X/Narendra Modi)

Narendra Modi in Bihar highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar, on Wednesday. The new campus is near the ancient ruins of Nalanda University, which was established through the Nalanda University Act, 2010. This Act followed a decision made at the second East Asia Summit in the Philippines in 2007....Read More

Ancient history of Nalanda University

Nalanda University, originally established in the fifth century, was a renowned institution attracting students worldwide. It thrived for 800 years until it was destroyed in the 12th century.

What are programmes offered in modern Nalanda University?

The modern university began operations in 2014 from a temporary location with 14 students. Construction of the new campus started in 2017.

The university now hosts six schools: the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy & Comparative Religions; the School of Historical Studies; the School of Ecology and Environmental Studies; and the School of Sustainable Development and Management.

Nalanda University is a hub of international students

Nalanda University has support from 17 other countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, and Thailand, which have signed MoUs. The university offers 137 scholarships to international students.

International students enrolled in the postgraduate programs for 2022-24 and 2023-25, and the PhD program for 2023-27, include students from Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, the USA, and Zimbabwe.

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June 19, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘Visiting the excavated remains of Nalanda was exemplary,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: "Visiting the excavated remains of Nalanda was exemplary. It was an opportunity to be at one of the greatest seats of learning in the ancient world. This site offers a profound glimpse into the scholarly past that once thrived here. Nalanda has created an intellectual spirit that continues to thrive in our nation," posts PM Modi.

June 19, 2024 12:28 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘25 years of Amritkaal are important for every student of Nalanda University,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: "These 25 years of Amritkaal are very important for the youth of India. These 25 years are equally important for every student of Nalanda University. Whatever field you go to from here, the stamp of human values ​​of your university should be visible on you," says PM.

June 19, 2024 12:15 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM enumerates Nalanda's many firsts

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: "Nalanda is the first-ever campus in India which will work on the model of-

- Net Zero energy

- Net Zero emissions

- Net Zero waste

Working on the idea of 'Be your own light', this campus will guide the world," says PM.

June 19, 2024 12:11 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘Nalanda University is working towards making ASEAN- India University network,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: "Nalanda University will soon become an important centre for our cultural exchange programmes.

Documentation of various artworks from India and Southeast Asia is being undertaken here.. Common Archival Resources Centre is also being established here.

Nalanda University is working towards making ASEAN- India University network... Many leading global institutions have joined in, and the 21st century is being called the Asian century," says PM Modi.

June 19, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘Education shapes our thoughts and behaviour,’ says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: "Nalanda was once the epicentre of India's educational identity. Education goes beyond the realms of borders, profits and losses... Education shapes our thoughts and behaviour. During ancient times, admission to Nalanda University was not based on the nationality of the student. People from different walks of life used to come here in pursuit of education," says PM Modi.

June 19, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM lauds Nalanda legacy

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: “Nalanda is an identity, an honour. Nalanda is a value, a mantra, a pride, a saga. Nalanda is the proclamation of this truth... that books may burn in the flames... but the flames of fire cannot destroy knowledge,” says PM Modi.

June 19, 2024 11:48 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: 'I see an auspicious sign for India's development journey,' says PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: “I got the opportunity to visit Nalanda in the first 10 days after taking oath for my third term. This is not only my good fortune, but I also see it as an auspicious sign for India's development journey,” says PM Modi.

June 19, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘I thank PM for inuagurating Nalanda University campus,’ says CM Nitish

At the inauguration of the new campus of Nalanda University, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says, " I welcome Prime Minister Modi, I congratulate and thank him. When I got to know that you are coming here, I was very happy..."

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June 19, 2024 11:36 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: CM Nitish share light moment with PM

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: During the inauguration event of the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shared a light moment with PM Modi, checking his finger for an indelible ink mark.

June 19, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘Rebuilding of Nalanda University sends multiple messages, both national and international,’ says Jaishankar

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: At the inauguration of Nalanda University's new campus, EAM S Jaishankar highlights its significance, saying, "...Nalanda University played a crucial role in connecting our society with our neighbours near and far, by land and sea. Its destruction marked a downturn in our history, continuing through the colonial period. We witnessed a decline not only in our capabilities and confidence but also in our connectivity with nations now part of the East Asia Summit. The rebuilding of Nalanda University sends multiple messages, both national and international."

June 19, 2024 11:15 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM joined by CM Nitish, EAM Jaishankar

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, EAM Dr S Jaishankar, Bihar Governor Rajendra Arlekar, CM Nitish Kumar, Deputy CMs Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Sinha & other delegates present to attend the new campus of Nalanda University. Ambassadors of 17 countries are also attending the event.

June 19, 2024 11:02 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM inaugurates new campus of Nalanda University

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University, unveiling a plaque and planting a sapling during the ceremony.

June 19, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘We are very fortunate,’ says Guv Rajendra Arlekar

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Bihar governor Rajendra Viswanath Arlekar commented on the inauguration of the new Nalanda University campus in Rajgir, Bihar. "It is a matter of happiness that today Nalanda University is being inaugurated by PM Modi. His presence here underscores the importance he places on Nalanda's educational and cultural legacies. We are very fortunate that this significant event is happening in Bihar."

June 19, 2024 10:50 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘Nalanda inauguration is making Bihar proud,’ says deputy CM Vijay Sinha

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Ahead of the inauguration of the new campus of Nalanda University by PM Narendra Modi, Deputy CM Vijay Sinha said, "Today is a historic day for Bihar and the entire country. The fortunate people have received this opportunity. Nalanda University is being inaugurated by the Prime Minister. This was the land that disseminated knowledge to the entire country... This inauguration is making Bihar proud. The entire country is proud..."

June 19, 2024 10:35 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM at ancient Nalanda University ruins site

June 19, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM at ruins of ancient Nalanda University

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the ruins of ancient Nalanda University in Bihar. He will soon inaugurate the new Nalanda University campus.

June 19, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: ‘A a red letter day,’ says Nalanda University's vice chancellor

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Interim Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University, Prof Abhay Kumar Singh says, "It is a great day, a red letter day because the new campus of the Nalanda University is being inaugurated by the Prime Minister in the august presence of all dignitaries like the Governor of Bihar, CM, Deputy CMs as well as EAM S Jaishankar and MoS. This event is long-awaited because the ancient Nalanda for which we were known all over the world and on which strength of Nalanda, we were designated and renowned as the 'Vishva Guru'. After the destruction of that Nalanda, 800 years is a long way for a campus to flourish again and it was a decision of the Government of India, with big support of the Government of Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar gave 455 acres of land for this campus and PM's contribution is very significant because he pitched at the greatest important events that had happened, particularly in the G20. So, when the immigration of the campus is coming up, we are too excited and happy. It's a very auspicious moment for Nalanda University that after a long wait this is renewed, reincarnated and I hope that it will make a bigger impact on the world."

June 19, 2024 9:48 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: EAM Jaishankar arrives in Gaya

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has arrived in Gaya, where he was received by District Magistrate Dr. Thiyagarajan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir today. The event will also be attended by Jaishankar and ambassadors from 17 countries.

June 19, 2024 9:36 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Nalanda University is collaboration between India and East Asia Summit countries

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Nalanda University is conceived as a collaboration between India and East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. It has a deep connection with history. The original Nalanda University, established around 1600 years ago, is considered to be among the first residential universities in the world.

June 19, 2024 9:20 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: CM Nitish to join Nalanda University inauguration

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has left Patna for Nalanda, where PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir later today.

June 19, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM posts message before Nalanda campus inauguration

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM Modi said in an X post: “It’s a very special day for our education sector. At around 10:30 AM today, the new campus of the Nalanda University would be inaugurated at Rajgir. Nalanda has a strong connect with our glorious past. This university will surely go a long way in catering to the educational needs of the youth.”

June 19, 2024 8:04 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Nalanda University boasts a 'Net Zero' Green Campus

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: The Nalanda University new campus is a 'Net Zero' Green Campus, designed to be self-sustaining. It features solar plants, domestic and drinking water treatment plants, a water recycling plant for reusing wastewater, 100 acres of water bodies, and numerous other eco-friendly facilities.

June 19, 2024 7:46 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath on Tuesday

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi on Tuesday. PM Modi said in an X post: “I got immense satisfaction by worshipping Baba Vishwanath in Kashi. I prayed to Baba for the happiness, peace, prosperity and good health of all the countrymen. Jai Baba Vishwanath!”

June 19, 2024 7:27 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Pics of PM's late-night visit to Kashi stadium

June 19, 2024 6:55 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: Nalanda University campus has seating capacity of around 1900

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: The new campus of Nalanda University has two academic blocks with 40 classrooms, with a total seating capacity of around 1900. It has two auditoriums with a capacity of 300 seats each. It has a student hostel with a capacity of around 550 students. It also has various other facilities, including an international center, an amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 2000 individuals, a faculty club, and a sports complex, among others.

June 19, 2024 6:35 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM to inaugurate new campus of Nalanda University at 10:30 am

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: At around 10:30 am, he will inaugurate the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir and address the gathering on this occasion.

June 19, 2024 6:34 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: PM to visit Ruins of Nalanda

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: In Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Ruins of Nalanda at around 9:45 am. The ruins were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.

June 19, 2024 6:00 AM IST

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: EAM Jaishankar, ambassadors of 17 countries to attend Nalanda University campus inauguration

Narendra Modi in Bihar LIVE: External Affairs minister S Jaishankar and ambassadors of 17 nations are expected to attend the event being organised for inauguration of Nalanda University's new campus.

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