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CM Nitish kumar seeks funds for Nalanda university

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Chief minister Nitish Kumar discussed various issues related to Nalanda International University with external affairs minister S M Krishna in New Delhi on Wednesday and urged the Centre to ensure there was no undue delay in making available the necessary funds. He suggested that the Centre make adequate budgetary provision for the varsity and release money as and when required by it.

Maintaining that the university would be pride of the nation, Nitish told Krishna that Bihar government was fully committed to its early establishment and the land for the purpose was transferred to the university in February last.

"Of course, the university is being established in Bihar but it is going to be an international university of national importance. Since it began as an initiative of East Asia summit, pride of the country is linked to its early and successful completion," the CM said and added, "We need to send a message to the world about our capability to undertake such prestigi…