India plans to open an e-library network in Bhutan. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, his first foreign destination since he took over last month.
“India’s satellite technology can be used for Bhutan’s development. Our space technology can bring both countries closer. We have decided to form an e-library network for Bhutan,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a joint session of Bhutan Parliament on June 16.
He also proposed a sports meet of all Himalayan states and Bhutan.
“I thought: can’t we do a special sports meet on a regular basis for all Himalayan states and Bhutan? Sportsman spirit brings happiness,” he said.
Prime Minister Modi laid emphasis on the importance of education and how India can help the neighbouring countries in developing their education sector. Modi said, “When a country provides teachers to educate its society, it strengthens democracy.”
He also appreciated Bhutan’s initiative towards education. Modi also wants to take the initiative to open a central university for Himalayan students and introduce a subject, which will focus on the betterment of flora and fauna of Bhutan. He also stressed on India’s satellite technology, which can be used for Bhutan’s development and can also bring both the countries closer.
There are many students from Bhutan, who come to India for education so, Modi asked Bhutan Prime Minister to double the scholarship so that more students can pursue education in India.