Bodh Gaya: Buddhist Kagyud Lineage 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorjee has expressed his willingness to get associated with the Nalanda International University Project if he gets an official invitation.

"Nalanda International University project is an important attempt to revive Buddhist knowledge and culture. I am ready to associate with the project provided I get an official invitation," Dorjee told reporters here on Sunday evening.

He, however, clarified that he had not received any formal invitation as yet but he was aware of the project.

"Is is a good effot to revive the historic Nalanda University. I thank all those who have joined the project at present. It will not only benefit the followers of Budhdhism but also enrich the people with Buddhist tradition, culture and religion," Dorjee said.

He said Nalanda and Vikramshila are two centres of knowledge and efforts must be made for their revival.

To another question on ED action at a monastery in Himachal Pradesh, Dorjee said it had affected the freedom of movement of Agyen Trinley Dorjee, another Karmapa.

(Agencies)