Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sikkim University’s founding VC Mahendra P. Lama on South Asia panel

Gangtok, April 23: The central government has nominated Sikkim University’s founding vice-chancellor Mahendra P. Lama and the additional secretary of the ministry of external affairs, Asoke Kumar Mukherji, as its representatives in the newly created South Asia Forum, a Sikkim University release has said.

Eight South Asian countries had agreed to form the forum during the 2010 Thimpu Saarc Summit for generation of debate, discussion and the exchange of ideas on South Asia and its future development.

The release said the forum would be modelled on existing initiatives of a similar nature such as the Boao Forum for Asia in China, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Asia Pacific Roundtable in Australia

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