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Grand new plans unfolding rapidly for construction of 'premier, flagship university' at US Brahmasthan
by Global Good news staff writer
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18 January 2007
The complete, detailed plans for the new Central University to be built at the Brahmasthan (centre) of the US in Kansas—which 'welled up like a tidal wave' in their entirety under the inspiration of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi during the Global Celebrations on 13 January 2007—have been rapidly unfolding in the ensuing days.
This will be the 'premier, flagship university' of the United States, in the words of His Excellency Dr John Hagelin, Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace and President of the US Peace Government, during Maharishi's Global Family Chat on 14 January.
The whole campus will be 'stately, grand, and beautiful', with first-class accommodations and 'royal construction' in gleaming white marble, according to the design by His Excellency Dr Eike Hartmann, Minister of Architecture and City Planning of the Global Country.
There will be one grand, unified campus integrating the whole country, comprising 50 smaller campuses for 200 students from each state—a total of 10,000 students, all practising Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programme, including Yogic Flying. The layout of the campus will mirror the country itself: eastern states represented by campuses on the eastern side; western states by campuses on the western side, etc.
Both the campus and the curriculum will attract the very top, 'first-class' intelligentsia of the world at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will train the highest calibre of supreme leadership for the nation through Maharishi's Vedic Science and its applied values in the modern scientific disciplines. (A forthcoming Global Good News/Excellence in Action article will describe the curriculum more fully.)
Dr Hagelin explained that the university will be functioning by Guru Purnima this July, and will be open to enrol students at the start of the academic year in August or September.
Construction costs for each of the 50 campuses are estimated at approximately US$10 million, with overall construction of the entire campus about one-half billion US$.
Raja Wynne, Raja of Vedic America (the domain of the Global Country encompassing the central plains states, including Kansas), said that construction will be financed through a combination of 75 per cent bank financing and 25 per cent—$150 million—shared among the 50 states.
A national initiative is underway, under the leadership of all the Rajas of US domains, to accomplish the initial financing for the whole project within the first 100 hours. Well-wishers of peace and invincibility in each state are taking responsibility to raise $3 million for their state's campus at the Brahmasthan, through investment in high-yield, tax-exempt bonds underwritten by the state of Kansas; donations; and grants from educational foundations.
Dr Hagelin and Raja Wynne expressed their deepest gratitude to the Governor of the State of Kansas, one of whose first official acts after re-election was to sign the document authorizing sale of tax-exempt bonds in Kansas, which had been previously organized for building on the Brahmasthan land. Dr Hagelin praised her 'wonderful cooperation and great vision' to recognize the benefits of this project—not only for the prestige, revenue, and quality of education in Kansas—but also for the peace and invincibility of the whole country and world.
The 14 January Global Family Chat is being replayed every day this week on the Maharishi Channel; visit the home page www.mou.org for the daily schedule.
For further details about the new university at the Brahmasthan, please also visit: www.globalgoodnews.com/world-peace-a.html?art=1168748145387900
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