National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa-THE HINDU-03-02-2020


• The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of the National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa in Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh.

Key highlights:

• The setting up of the National Institute of Sowa-Rigpa would provide an impetus for the revival of Sowa-Rigpa in the Indian Sub-continent. The Institute will also provide opportunities for students of Sowa-Rigpa not only in India but also from other countries.

• The Institute will be an autonomous National Institute under Ministry of AYUSH with the mandate to undertake interdisciplinary education and research programmes in Sowa-Rigpa in collaboration with premier national and international Institutes.

• After setting up of NISR, the synergy among the existing Sowa Rigpa Institutions – Central University of Tibetan Studies at Sarnath, Varanasi and Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh, Union Territory of Ladakh – which are under the administrative control of Ministry of Culture and NISR will be established.

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