Goutam Buddha University marks Buddha Purnima

May 18th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, MAY 17 (IANS) 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.

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