Duke University to reach out to Indian origin students

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Washington, Apr 8 : Duke University Vice President Larry Moneta told Indo-American leader Rajan Zed on Monday that the university will continue to do more in the honour of Abhijit Mahato, Indian doctorate student who was killed in January this year.

During his meeting with Moneta in his office in Durham, Zed stressed upon the need for more efforts by Duke officials to make Indian students feel secure. Moneta assured Zed of more outreach programs aimed at students of India background and added that Duke announced creation of Mahato memorial fellowship few days back.

Zed later met Durham Mayor William V. Bell in his downtown office who, when asked, told Zed that patrolling has been stepped up around Duke campus, coordination with campus police has been strengthened and city is working on police reorganization.

Zed also met Reverend Canon Dr. Samuel Wells and Craig Thomas Kocher, Dean and Associate Dean respectively of Duke University Chapel, who said that more efforts are being made to involve the Hindu community in campus inter-religious programs.

Zed also met North Carolina Deputy Secretary of State, Michael R. Peeler, in capital Raleigh, who assured him more outreach efforts by his department aimed at Indo-American community of the State.

ANI

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