Siglo 21 University, about 700 km from Buenos Aires, has tied up with Sri Sri University (SSU) of the Art of Living Foundation in India to foster educational and cultural relations. An agreement, signed by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Siglo rector Juan Carlos Rabbat Wednesday, also envisages regular academic exchanges between students and faculty of both universities. ”It is a historic moment for us to be associated with a new Indian university that aims to bring the best of the youth. We are honoured by the presence of its pioneer and Art of Living founder (Ravi Shankar) here on this occasion,” Rabbat told reporters later.
SSU, set up in 2009, is coming up on a 187-acre campus at Bidyadharpur near Cuttack and 24 km from Bhubaneswar in Odisha. As the largest private university in Argentina, the 17-year-old Siglo has about 30,000 students across this Latin country and has pioneered a virtual education system through the Internet. ”Many Siglo students are already benefitting from our value-based education system that inculcates the spirit of learning in a stress-free environment to make them better citizens of tomorrow,” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar told IANS on the margins of the event. Read More