March 30th, morning, Vice-president Yan Shijing met with the delegation headed by Mr. Amit Narang, the deputy chief of mission (DCM) of the Indian Embassy in China.
Yan Shijing, on behalf of Sichuan University, extended his appreciation to the Indian Embassy for their support to SCU and its Institute of South Asian Studies; he briefed the guests on the basic information of SCU and represented that, as one of the universities with the longest historical standing, the largest scale and the most complete disciplines in China, SCU boasts a high level in the study of South Asia, and especially in the study of Indian issues; the university is willing to serve as a bond in facilitating the academic and cultural exchanges between China and India, and play an active role in consolidating the friendship between the two countries.
Mr. Narang expressed his gratitude to the hospitality of SCU; he remarked that, China and India, both countries with ancient civilization, were the two largest emerging economies on the globe. He was so glad to find that many Indian students study in SCU, he added. And he hoped that SCU could go deeper in India-related academic studies and do a lot more in boosting the interaction and exchanges between the youths of the two nations.
The heads of SCU’s relevant departments attended the meeting. Two sides had a heated discussion on the “India Week” activity to be held in SCU and other cooperation-related issues.