INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION DONATES BOOKS TO UNIABUJA
No fewer than 26 copies of books which cut across the Indian history, culture and arts have been donated to the University of Abuja by the High Commission of India, Abuja, Nigeria. Receiving the collection of books on behalf of the University on Thursday 17th September 2020, the University Librarian, Professor Ifeoma Echezona, said the donation was a demonstration of the love and interest the Commission had in the development of education in the country.
She said, “The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah sends his warmest regards to the Indian High Commission and expresses gratitude for this gesture.”
She added that, “This collection of books shows the regards that the Commission holds for education and development of academia in this country. This will no doubt help deepen the relationship between you and the University. We appreciate this and would not hesitate to, like Oliver Twist, ask for more of these books anytime.”
Professor Echezona assured the donor that the University would make the best use of the books as well as work towards creating an Indian Corner in the University Library to promote the Indian literature and culture.
High Commissioner Shri Abhay Thakur, who handed the books to the University, said the donation was intended to help Nigerian students and scholars understand the history, culture and language of the Indians better.
"We receive a lot of books and we are happy that we are giving this collection to the University. The Indian language and culture is rich and these books will be useful in that regard.”
He said he would welcome the deepening of relationship between the Indian High Commission and University, and promised to partner with the University on any area that would assist the development of education in Nigeria.