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U of W Strengthens Ties to India with Education Centre

February 1, 2011 6:10 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy is joined by children from Bhanohar Village during the recent opening of the Bhanohar Education Centre in India. (HANDOUT)

The University of Winnipeg recently opened a learning centre in India, designed to educate young women in Bhanohar Village.

The Bhanohar Education Centre is located in the country’s Punjab region

UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy attended a celebration of the opening, and said the university is committed to forging stronger ties to India and the South Asian community in Manitoba by encouraging more students to pursue post-secondary education.

The Bhanohar Education Centre consists of a library, a computer room and a gymnasium. The centre will be available to all of the women living in the village as well as to those in the surrounding villages.

This centre was made possible through a $700,000 donation from Ventura Custom Homes Ltd.