The Bihar Post

Ancient Nalanda University inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List


PATNA: The World Heritage Committee today inscribed the archeological site of ancient Nalanda University in India’s Bihar state on the World Heritage List.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee held this morning in Istanbul, Turkey, as per a report.

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The University comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 13th century CE.

It includes stupas, shrines, viharas (residential and educational buildings) and important art works in stucco, stone and metal.

Nalanda stands out as the most ancient university of the Indian Subcontinent. It engaged in the organized transmission of knowledge over an uninterrupted period of 800 years.

The historical development of the site testifies to the development of Buddhism into a religion and the flourishing of monastic and educational traditions.

The ruins of world’s first residential international university still mesmerize the visitors.

The Chinese traveler Xuanzang came and stayed here for five years to learn Buddhism.

His narration gives vivid description of the glorious learning centre.

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“I am very happy about this. The committee of 21 countries has voted in favour of Nalanda University unanimously,” said Federal human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar told the media today.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar congratulated the people on ancient Nalanda University being declared as World Heritage Site.

His deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav also congratulated the masses on this occasion.

Apart from the ruins of ancient Nalanda University, the World Heritage Committee also included three other sites on the World Heritage List.

They include- Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (People’s Republic of China), The Persian Qanat (Islamic Republic of Iran) and Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia)

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