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University breaks ground for new buildings
by Jim Karpen

The Review, Vol. 19, #15    Translate This Article
Fairfield, Iowa, United States
5 May 2004

On the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya last month, Maharishi University of Management broke ground for new residence halls and a dining hall, and many new initiatives were launched by Maharishi's worldwide Transcendental Meditation program Movement, including plans for 8,000 students in Maharishi Vedic City.

At a celebration in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome that was broadcast by satellite around the world, University President Dr. Bevan Morris outlined the plans for founding Maharishi Vedic University as a public institution in Maharishi Vedic City, as well as campuses near Washington, D.C., and in California.

During the celebration, the Global Country of World Peace entered into an agreement to acquire 1,500 acres of land in and around Maharishi Vedic City for the new campus of 8,000 American students. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the campus.

In addition, cornerstones were laid for the 46 buildings of the new campus on the west side of the city that will house the 500 Vedic scholars arriving from India in July.

Dr. Morris explained that having 8,000 Yogic Flying students at the new campus in Maharishi Vedic City would help establish peace in the world. The goal is to raise an endowment of $2 billion in order to support the students, with a plan of identifying 16,000 families who would each agree to pay half of the expense of a student.

The occasion was also the opportunity to announce plans for building 3,000 Peace Palaces in major cities around the world and for creating a new administrative structure.

Some 1,500 Governors of the Age of Enlightenment are being invited to fill positions of director and deputy director at each of the 100 Peace Palaces in nine regions in the United States.

Simultaneously with the groundbreakings on campus and Maharishi Vedic City, groups around the country held groundbreakings and laid cornerstones for Peace Palaces and Maharishi Vedic Universities.

His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi addressed the celebration via satellite and said that the world now has a structure and organization that will carry the message of total knowledge a long time into the future.

Copyright 2004, Maharishi University of Management

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