Sat, 21 Jul 2012 13:21:07 GMT

Nalanda International Univ work would not get stalled: Nitish



Patna, July 20 (PTI) Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today expressed confidence that work of Nalanda International University would not get stalled after constitution of Nalanda monitoring committee by the Centre and appointment of Nobel prize winner and economist Amaritya Sen as the Chancellor of the university.
With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh specially taking interest and constituting a monitoring committee to oversee the work of Nalanda International University and also after appointment of Amartya Sen as Chancellor, the work of the university will never get stuck, Kumar said while addressing an international seminar organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
"All these are positive signs and even ICCR chairman Karan Singh too has promised to extend all possible help for the university," the chief minister said.
He said earlier it had looked otherwise and there were doubts whether the university''s work would progress.
Kumar said he had also met the prime minister about the work of the university that was suffering and requested him to look into it but the prime minister too had expressed "dissatisfaction" over the progress of the work.
Kumar said now the governing body of the university had accelerated the pace of work and its members met him yesterday to discuss various issues.
The chief minister expressed the hope that the Nalanda International University would emerge as a centre of resolution to stop the conflict in future and would become a centre for global knowledge and study. more PTI AJK RG

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