Hindi varsity signs MoU with Sri Lankan institute

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Nagpur, Feb 21 (UNI) Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University (MGIHU) will open a Buddhist Literature Study Centre at its campus in Wardha in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by the university with Kelania University of Sri Lanka, MGIHU Vice-Chancellor Prof G Gopinathan told UNI.

The aim of the Centre, to be named after Buddhist monk late Bhadant Anand Kausalyayan, will translate quality literature from Singhalese into Hindi and vice versa, he informed.

The Indian Diaspora Study Centre of the university was formally inaugurated at the campus yesterday, Prof Gopinathan said.

The Centre would collect and conserve manuscripts and other social and cultural resources related to the Indian Diaspora and its history, he said.

The university proposed to establish several other units as part of its expansion plans.

The university recently launched five courses in distance education mode through its Centre for Distance Education, which was inaugurated last year by the then President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

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