International Buddhist Uni in Sanchi

ISRIA, June 28, 2010

Sanchi, India -- An International Buddhist University will be established in Sanchi, India in the near future in accordance with a request made by Sri Lanka.

"After my meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other leaders, we have decided on setting up a Buddhist University in a 65 acre land in the Buddhist Sanchi near Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal", Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the visiting Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said yesterday (27 June).

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister further stated that the Madhya Pradesh administration had already identified a 65 acre land as the site for the proposed University and had allocated Rs.25 million for the project which is to be a joint venture between Sir Lanka and India supported by the Maha Bodhi Society.

The proposal was mooted during the visit of former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake last year to Sanchi.