India wins support for Nalanda from seven countries

Last Thursday India signed agreements with seven countries pledging their commitment to the ambitious Nalanda University project being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution, writes Manmohan Singh for Press Trust of India.

Memorandums of understanding were signed with Australia, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Lao PDR and Myanmar. The agreements are key to India's plans to establish Nalanda University in Bihar as an institution of international repute. Addressing the East Asia Summit, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed gratitude to the countries supporting the project.

"Academic sessions at the university are set to begin next year. I hope students and faculty from all East Asia Summit countries will participate in this exciting venture," he said.
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