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Nalanda University's image forms backdrop at greeting area at dinner hosted by President for G20 delegates

The prime minister was also seen explaining to some of the G20 leaders, including UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, about the importance of the university

PTI New Delhi Published 09.09.23, 10:16 PM
President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcome Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong upon his arrival at the Bharat Mandapam for the Gala Dinner during the G20 Summit, in New Delhi

President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcome Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong upon his arrival at the Bharat Mandapam for the Gala Dinner during the G20 Summit, in New Delhi PTI

An image of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), an ancient monastic university, formed the backdrop at the greeting area where President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes the G20 delegates at a ceremonial dinner hosted by her.

The prime minister was also seen explaining to some of the G20 leaders, including UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, about the importance of the university.

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The mahavihara, which falls in modern day Bihar, was in operation between 5th century and 12th century. Its legacy dates back to Mahavira's and Buddha's era, reflecting ancient India's advancement in cultivating scholarship and dissemination of knowledge.

Its embrace of diversity, meritocracy, freedom of thought, collective governance, autonomy, and knowledge sharing all align with the core principles of democracy, officials noted.

Reputed as one of the earliest international universities in the world, it is a living testament to the enduring spirit of India's advanced educational pursuit and its commitment to build a harmonious world community, aligning with India's G20 Presidency theme, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, they said.

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