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Vice-President Encourages Nalanda University Students to Champion Peace, Progress, and Sustainable Development

Vice-President Encourages Nalanda University Students to Champion Peace, Progress, and Sustainable Development

New Delhi:   A delegation of students from Nalanda University, representing 11 countries alongside India, had an insightful interaction with the Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, at the Parliament House today. The Vice-President, extending an invitation during his earlier visit to Nalanda University, welcomed the diverse delegation, which included students from Bhutan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Argentina, Kenya, Thailand, and Uganda.

Recalling his visit to Nalanda University on September 29, 2023, Shri Dhankhar reminisced about the historical significance of the institution during his maiden visit to the state of Bihar. During that visit, he emphasized the powerful brand that Nalanda represents and urged students to carry forward its legacy to greater heights.

Accompanying the 23-member student delegation were three faculty members of Nalanda University: Dr. B.C. Ambika Prasad Pani, Dr. Pooja Dabral, and Dr. Tosabanta Padhan.

In his interaction with the students at the Parliament House, the Vice-President emphasized their role as trustees of peace, progress, and sustainable development. He highlighted the enduring contributions of Indian civilizational ethos and encouraged the students to draw inspiration from these timeless values.

The diverse representation of students from various countries signifies Nalanda University’s commitment to fostering a global learning environment. The Vice-President’s engagement with the students aimed to reinforce the importance of education in building bridges, fostering understanding, and collectively working towards a harmonious world.

As the world faces complex challenges, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar urged the students to leverage their education and diverse backgrounds to contribute actively to global peace and sustainable development. The meeting provided an opportunity for the students to engage in meaningful dialogue, fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.

The Vice-President’s call for the students to become trustees of peace aligns with the global need for collective efforts to address pressing issues and build a sustainable future. The interaction at the Parliament House served as a platform for the exchange of ideas and aspirations, reinforcing the significance of education as a catalyst for positive change on a global scale.

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