PM inaugurates the new campus of Nalanda University

On his first visit to Bihar after becoming Prime Minister for the third time, Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University.
PM inaugurates the new campus of Nalanda University

On his first visit to Bihar after becoming Prime Minister for the third time,  Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University.

Nalanda University is India's proud history and heritage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new campus of the world-famous educational center on Wednesday. In 2016, the United Nations declared Nalanda University a 'Heritage Site'. A new campus has been set up at Rajgir at a cost of Rs 1700 crore to restore India's lost glory in the education sector. It was inaugurated by Modi today.

Speaking at the inauguration of Nalanda, the Prime Minister said the university is rooted in India's heritage. The honor, identity, and values of the country are associated with this university. He also said that he feels fortunate to be able to go to this university within a few days of taking the oath.

He said, "I am very happy that I could come to this university within 10 days of taking the oath as Prime Minister for the third time. Nalanda is not a name; it is an introduction. Fire can burn books. But knowledge cannot destroy. ’’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Nalanda is the soul of India's mantra of brotherhood, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'. "This university is an important part of the history of not only India but the whole of Asia. Over the years, students from all over the world have come here to gain knowledge. At present, Nalanda has students from more than 20 countries. ’’

Before inaugurating the new campus at Nalanda, Narendra Modi visited the ancient ruins of the university. In 2016, the United Nations declared the ruins a 'heritage'. Modi was accompanied by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Bihar Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Nalanda Acharya Arvind Panagariya during the inauguration of the new campus. Representatives from 17 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Indonesia, and Cambodia, attended the event.

The new campus at Nalanda has two blocks. There are 40 classrooms in each case. There is a seating arrangement for a total of 1900 students on this campus. There are also two auditoriums with 300 seats each. A maximum of 500 students can stay in the hostels on this campus in Nalanda. The central government has spent Rs 1700 crore to build the new campus.

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