Goutam Buddha University marks Buddha Purnima

IANS, May 17, 2011

Greater Noida, India -- The Gautam Buddha University here Tuesday marked Buddha Poornima with a seminar focussing on Buddhism in India.

The seminar, held in the main hall of the university’s Jyotiba Phule Meditation Centre, attracted a number of scholars, university teachers and students.

Vice Chancellor S.R. Lakha said that the university’s ‘collective efforts shall create a hallmark in higher education, training and research’.

He highlighted the establishment and functioning of the School of Buddhist Studies and Civilisation in the 2012-13 academic session.

The university has planned a Buddhist museum and research centre spread over 22 acres of land with a budget of Rs.86 crore.