V-B to bridge India-Pak gap
Statesman News Service, SANTINIKETAN, Jan. 29. —
Visva-Bharati may act as the platform for developing good relations between India and Pakistan. This was the view of Pakistani delegates who arrived at Santiniketan yesterday to attend the ongoing 66th National History Congress.
Intellectuals from both the countries might play an active role in educational exchange programmes between the two countries.
“We the people of Pakistan have a craze for Santiniketan, the land of Tagore, in our heart. So if any educational exchange programme happens between us, it would be really good for us,” said Professor Mubarak Ali, a Pakistani delegate from Lahore.
Today the Visva-Bharati officials met with the Pakistani delegates to share views and experiences.
After the discussion, they felt that with governmental assistance, it could become possible to exchange faculty members if the universities of both the countries show their interest in it. The research scholars of one country may submit their thesis paper to the intellectuals of the other country. Scholars of the other country could also be invited as external examiners.