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Nalanda University

  • 18 Jun 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

The Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the new campus of Nalanda University at Rajgir, Bihar.

Key Points

  • The University is conceived as a joint collaboration between India and East Asia Summit (EAS) countries.
  • The Campus is a ‘Net Zero’ Green Campus. It is self-sustainable with a solar plant, domestic and drinking water treatment plant, water recycling plant for reusing wastewater, 100 acres of water bodies, and many other environment friendly facilities.
  • The original Nalanda University, established around 1600 years ago, is considered to be amongst the first residential universities of the world.
  • The ruins of Nalanda Univesity was declared as a UN Heritage Site.
  • East Asia Summit:
    • The EAS was established in 2005 as an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-led initiative.
    • The EAS is the only leader-led forum in the Indo-Pacific that brings together all key partners to discuss political, security and economic issues of strategic importance.
    • The EAS operates on the principles of openness, inclusiveness, respect for international law, ASEAN centrality, and ASEAN’s role as the driving force.
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