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Indian High Commission partners with Victoria University to boost education

(L – R) Ms. Naiya Ruparelia, Indian High commissioner to Uganda, H.E Ravi Shankar, Vice Chancellor Victoria University, Dr. Krishna Sharma flanked by other officials displaying some of the reading materials that will be placed in the Libray on Friday, August 9.( Photo/ Abraham MUTALYEBWA)

KAMPALA – The Indian High Commission in Uganda and Victoria University in Kampala have opened up an “Indian corner” in the library to enable students understand the culture, health, education and lifestyle in India.

The partnership was launched on Friday August 9 at Victoria University in the city centre.

Uganda and India have had good bilateral relationships for a span of more than 50 decades and the need to cement this is very important for development of both countries especially in the education sector.

Speaking to the media , H.E. Ravi Shankar, the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda said there are very many Indian Universities that have written to them arguably on a daily basis expressing their desires to partner with Ugandan universities through sharing content, specific courses and other innovations.

(L – R) Ms. Naiya Ruparelia receiving some of materials from HE. Ravi Shankar, the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda as Vice Chancellor, Dr.Krishna Sharma looks on. (PHOTO/ Abraham Mutalyebwa)

He added that these are some of the areas that are already active that the High Commission is willing to support.

“Many Ugandans have gone to India for the last two decades, either on fully funded scholarships or using private iniatitives and have come back here with alot of memories and knowledge, they are our ambassadors and friends of Indian forever who keep spreading the word,” he said.

“We are hoping to have one here in the near future starting with a virtual and distance learning centre. I thank the Victoria University team for accepting our offer of providing us space at your facility in the library,” he added.

Dr. Krishna Sharma, the Vice Chancellor Victoria University welcomed the high commissioner and introduced some of the students that have studied at some Indian Universities and are already ambassadors here in Uganda.

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