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Pranab Mukherjee: Varsities should be bastion of free speech

He said Nalanda reflects an idea, a culture which flourished for 1,200 years before it was destroyed in the 13th century.

By: Express News Service | Nalanda |
August 28, 2016 1:25:13 am

Universities and institutions of higher learning must be bastions of free speech and expression, and debates should be encouraged, President Pranab Mukherjee said at the first convocation of Nalanda University on Saturday.

He said Nalanda reflects an idea, a culture which flourished for 1,200 years before it was destroyed in the 13th century. He lauded the self-sufficient infrastructure design of the varsity, which has a provision to produce power through waste management.

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