The Ambassador of India to the Republic of Armenia Ms. Rina Pandey visited YSU today. She was accompanied by her husband and first secretary Mr. Nagpal.
The Indian Government, responding to the request of The Indian Embassy in Armenia, donated about 100 books, CDs and DVDs to YSU. As Rina Pandey mentioned the goal of this action is to increase and develop the interest towards the Indian people and culture in Armenia, especially in the area of YSU studentship.
These books present our country from several aspects - culture, economy, foreign policy, history, sightseeing, etc. Those will provide the studentship with large scale of information about India, - said Rina Pandey, expecting greater interest towards her country among our studentship: - I hope many of students will visit India.
Ms. Ambassador expressed her hope that the books, currently available at the Chair of Iranian Studies, will find their exact place in the Indian Studies Room. As for the prospective of Chair of Indian Studies foundation in the structure of very faculty, no information is available presently. As Dean of the faculty Gourgen Melikyan mentioned, such project exists, but there is still a lot to be discussed to undertake practical steps.
One thing is obvious. Our students are interested in Indian culture and traditions. It is proved by the exhibition of the photos here, jointly initiated by our students and professorial staff, - said Mr. Melikyan.
Mr. Melikyan states that the training in the area of Hindu language has got a background of a decade and is on a very serious basis. But he added we would be very glad if specialists from India start to train specialists at this faculty. Ambassador Rina Pandey shares his opinion.
The Government of India will develop a larger scale of activities in future. This initiative is going to be a continuous one. This is just the launch of cooperation, - said Ms. Ambassador.