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PM Modi visits ruins of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir | VIDEO

PM Modi visited ancient Nalanda University ruins in Bihar ahead of inaugurating the new Nalanda University campus in Rajgir. This was his first visit to state since Lok Sabha polls. Established around 1,600 years ago, the original Nalanda University is among world's first residential residential.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Nalanda (Bihar) Updated on: June 19, 2024 11:52 IST
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Image Source : PTI PM Modi watches the ruins of Nalanda Mahavihara in Bihar's Rajgir.

Ahead of inaugurating the new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ruins of the ancient Nalanda Mahavihara on Wednesday. This marked PM Modi's first visit to the state since the Lok Sabha elections. The ancient Nalanda University, established around 1,600 years ago, is considered one of the first residential universities in the world. The new university campus is designed to replicate the historic Nalanda University.

Ahead of inaugurating the new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ruins of the ancient Nalanda Mahavihara on Wednesday. This marked PM Modi's first visit to the state since the Lok Sabha elections. The ancient Nalanda University, established around 1,600 years ago, is considered one of the first residential universities in the world. The new university campus is designed to replicate the historic Nalanda University.

PM Modi's remarks

On social media platform X, PM Modi wrote, "It's a very special day for our education sector. At around 10:30 AM today, the new campus of Nalanda University will be inaugurated at Rajgir. Nalanda has a strong connection with our glorious past. This university will surely go a long way in catering to the educational needs of the youth."

Inauguration ceremony

The inauguration will be attended by several eminent figures, including heads of missions from 17 countries. The new campus features two academic blocks with 40 classrooms, accommodating around 1,900 students, two auditoriums with 300 seats each, and a hostel for approximately 550 students. Other facilities include an international center, an amphitheater for 2,000 people, a faculty club, and a sports complex.

Sustainable campus

The new campus is a 'Net Zero' Green Campus, self-sustaining with solar plants, water treatment plants, a water recycling plant, 100 acres of water bodies, and other eco-friendly facilities. The university is a collaborative effort between India and East Asia Summit (EAS) countries, deeply connected to history.

Also read | Bihar: PM Modi inaugurates Nalanda University's new campus in Rajgir | DETAILS

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