Thailand gives USD 100,000 for Nalanda varsity revival project
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, during her recent visit to India, had, in fact, encouraged the Thai business companies here to donate for the project, said the varsity's vice chancellor Gopa Sabarwal. She said the Thai government has opened a special account for the Nalanda University and money has come in there. Piloted by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Nalanda University revival project has been gaining steam in the past few years with the enactment of a law to give the varsity a stand-alone status with special provisions. "We would like to remain engaged in our contribution in our support of the Nalanda University because we believe that this is a wonderful project to revive one of the oldest universities," the Thai Ambassador said. China had contributed USD 1 million last year to the Nalanda project in Bihar, where constructed work has been initiated with erection of boundary wall.