Finance Ministry nod for institute for peace, development
New Delhi: A proposed institute to be set up
in the national capital in collaboration with UNESCO for
promotion of peace and sustainable development in the
subcontinent Monday got the approval of Finance Ministry.
The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) under the Finance
Ministry gave its nod for establishment of Mahatma Gandhi
Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
The government will invest Rs 100 crore while UNESCO will
put in USD 5 lakh (Rs 2.5 crore) for setting up the
The UNESCO in October last year had given its approval to
India`s proposal to set up a world-class institute.
The UNESCO Category-I Institute will foster a culture of
peace through education and promote sustainable economic and
social development and respect for human rights. It will work
in several areas, including global warming and
It will do research on Gandhian thoughts on social
justice, equity and peace.
At present, there are 11 UNESCO Category-I institutes and
most of them are located in developed countries.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Missed the dance of American President Donald Trump? - Watch it here
- Pawan, a BE student develops smart dustbin -Watch
- DNA: Manish Sisodia faces CBI probe over alleged irregularities in 'Talk To AK' programme
- Barack Obama thanks Americans for making him a 'better man'
- Is there no respect for Congress in UP politics?
- Accused of Muslim-bias on visa applications, Sushma Swaraj hits back
- Cuttack ODI: Umpire Kumar Dharmasena messes up DRS review, twitter couldn't stop trolling
- Donald Trump's Inauguration Day: As it happened
- Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech suggests new middle name for hubby Yuvi following Cuttack heroics
- Bigots at it again! Mohammed Shami called un-Islamic for posting picture with dog