Resurrection of Vikramshila will be important in preservation of India's civilisational ethos: Prez

New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said resurrection of Vikramshila will be an important step in the preservation of India's civilisational ethos, adding that he was happy to come to the Vikramshila University which is being established on the site of the ancient centre of higher learning.

"They reflect an era where a rich culture of learning flourished in the region. It is heartening to find that after meticulous excavations carried out over the last few decades, it has been decided to revive this seat of learning," President Mukherjee said this after visiting the Vikramshila University Monuments and Museum earlier in the day.

He also complimented the Archaeological Survey of India in this regard.

The President said that India has had a long tradition of knowledge generation and propagation.

"Scholars from distant lands frequented our country, attracted by the philosophy and wisdom of our ancient civilization. In ancient India, Universities such as Vikramshila, Nalanda and Taxila etc. attracted students, teachers and researchers from all over the world," he added.

He said that it is important to revive the glory of Vikramshila University. (ANI)