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Lotus Talks Interview - Dr Ravindra Panth, Vice Chancellor, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara



The name Nalanda conjures up a picture of ancient Mahavihara, which was a great seat of Buddhist education for nearly 700 years between the 5th to 12th centuries AD. The contribution of the Nalanda Mahavihara in the development of Buddhist education is widely recognized. Many great Acaryas of Nalanda had helped in dissemination of knowledge and Buddhist culture throughout the world. In 1951, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Republic of India had initiated the idea and declared that the ancient seat of Buddhist learning at Nalanda would be revived and thus Nava Nalanda Mahavihara. was established in November 1951. In this interview, Dr Ravindra Pandt, Vice Chancellor of Navana Nalanda Mahavihara talks to Kalinga Seneviratne about the importance of this great ancient seat of learning.

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