Nalanda University will be an international institution, says Manmohan Singh

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Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct. 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, presently on a three-day visit for the 15th ASEAN Summit, has put forward the issue of setting up Nalanda University as an international institution.

Addressing in the 7th India-Asean Summit on Saturday morning in Hua Hin town of Thailand, the PM said "We look forward to working closely with the ASEAN and other countries of the East Asia Summit process to establish the Nalanda University as an international institution of excellence in the education with a continual focus."

Prime Minister opined that by setting up of Nalanda University in India it will not only help India in terms of increasing Buddha Tourism in the country but would also give an opportunity for many Asian people to explore many hidden facts of Buddhism's roots in India.

Dr. Singh here said that he believes in the theme of ASEAN Summit "Enhancing Connectivity, Empowering Peoples".

During his speech at 7th India-Asean Summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he "would be happy to increase the number of English Learning Centres in ASEAN countries as during past also India has been involved in projects for skills upgradation such as Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Centre for English Language Learning in Combodia, Myanmar, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Vietnam." By Lokendra Singh (ANI)

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