India can connect SAARC students through e-libraries: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India is prepared to connect students in the South Asian region through e-libraries.

IANS| Updated: May 04, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India is prepared to connect students in the South Asian region through e-libraries.

"IT has removed all barriers to quality education. India is prepared to connect our south Asian students through online course and e-libraries," Modi said at the two-day SAARC summit that began Wednesday.

Modi also highlighted the need to use the strength of shared heritage and diversity.

"We should use strength of shared heritage and our diversity to encourage tourism within our region and present south Asia to the world," he said.

Set up in 1985, the SAARC is a regional association of eight South Asian countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan joined the grouping as its eighth member state in 2007.