On 15th July 2019, the High Commissioner of India to Uganda Mr. Shri Ravi Shankar together with the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe held a discussion on the establishment of the Indian corner in the Makerere University Main Library.
The Indian Corner will be a well-stocked one-stop Centre for staff, students and the general community to access information and resources on Indian history and culture, scholarships and other study opportunities.
According to the High Commissioner of India to Uganda Mr. Shri Ravi Shankar the corner will be stocked with reading materials and other facilities that will help Ugandans to acquire knowledge and skills on Indian language and culture. He also mentioned that the corner will strengthen the long term relationship between Makerere University and Indian Universities through cultural and academic exchanges.
We had to look for a place where the public can better access the information and data on Indian culture and after several meetings with my colleagues we agreed that Makerere University Main Library was the best place, said the High Commissioner.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe welcomed the idea of establishing the Indian Corner in the Main Library, saying that the initiative will bolster the relationship between India and Makerere University. He recognized the tremendous support that India is extending to Makerere University through the partner universities when he said, Makerere University has benefited from its partnerships with Indian Universities such as Amity University. Through these partnerships, we have been able to build the capacity of our IT staff and grant thousands of young men and women the opportunity to obtain degrees, he said.
Source: Makerere University