Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kalam appointed visitor of University of Nalanda

The Bihar government on Friday formally notified former President A P J Abdul Kalam's appointment as visitor of the University of Nalanda.

Kalam's appointment came after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday. The university is a project promoted by Kumar.

Kalam would soon visit the state to formulate the rules and regulations of the university coming up with international support.

Bihar Cabinet yesterday approved the University of Nalanda Act 2007 and with its notification by the State Human Resource Department, Kalam has formally been appointed as the visitor, the department's Principal Secretary M M Jha told reporters.

This fulfilled the promise made by the Chief Minister to give the people of Bihar a university of international standard, Jha said.

The varsity's rules and regulations will be framed in consultation with the visitor and notified in the official gazette, Jha said.

The length of the visitor's service and other details will be decided after framing the regulations, Cabinet Secretary Girish Shanker said.

No comments: