President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended good wishes for a high level Indo-Nepal seminar titled "Malviya's Contribution to Modern Education - Banaras Hindu University and its impact in Nepal" being held between November 30 and December 1 in Kathmandu, on the occasion of Madan Mohan Malviya's 150th birth anniversary.
The President said: "Mahamana Madan Mohan Malvia was one of the prominent freedom fighters who shaped the outlook of modern India. He was a great educationist and staunch proponent of modern education in India. For this in 1916, he founded the Banaras Hindu University, which is among the most prestigious and well reputed universities in India."
He further said: "India and Nepal have close and friendly bilateral relations rooted in history. These are characterized by regular social, cultural, educational, trade and economic interactions between our two peoples which have deepened over time." (ANI)