US based Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has launched a $1 million multi-year campaign to support an India Chair in Democracy and Civil Society, the first of its kind in the country.
The India Chair in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, will lead the discussion about democracy by bringing experts on Indian art, culture, history, politics, economics, business relations and related areas to campus and the surrounding community.
The President of University- Michael Rao described the creation of India Chair as an incredible source of pride for the university. He further informed that holders of the chair would get a chance to visit VCU for short-term tour or longer stay up to a year.
"The horizon is limitless for what we can do together," Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao said at an inaugural dinner for the launch of the fund-raising campaign in the state capital of Richmond this week.