Gangtok, 22 Sept:
Chief Minister PS Tamang [Golay] has congratulated Denjong Charities on having founded Khangchendzonga Buddhist University, the Bill for which was passed by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly on Monday.
A press release issued by the Chief Minister's Office today, while pointing out that Denjong Charities has also founded Taktse Internation School in Gangtok, adds that the CM has also expressed gratitude towards members of the Legislative Assembly for creating the first private Buddhist University of India and the first University of Sikkim founded by Sikkimese people by supporting the Khangchendzonga Buddhist University Bill of Sikkim, 2020.
"This is a fulflment of the SKM party's manifesto to build a Buddhist University in Sikkim and will place Sikkim prominently on the map of higher educuation in India and the world," the release states.
KBU, the release states, will advance Buddha Dharma in Sikkim, India and the world while also focussing on development of teachers of Sikkim and adjoining regions through "innovative models of education and offer cutting edge vocational programmes with a broad based foundation in liberal arts so that students of lower and lower middle class can be prepared for rewarding careers in India and outside."
The release goes on to contend that this will also be the first university which will model itself along the guidelines of the National Education Policy and also aid the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
KBU, the release states, will fulfill the SDGs of Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Partnerships to Achieve Goals.