Indonesia had harboured long standing ties with Indian universities of the past such as Nalanda, and "we now need to utilise proximity with each other to re-establish those natural links", he said.
Suryodipuro said he visited the Rabindra Bharati University here and talked to its authorities about establishing linkages between Indonesian educational institutions and those of India.
The envoy also visited 'Thakurbari', the ancestral home and birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore at Jorasanko in north Kolkata yesterday. One of the two RBU campuses is located at Jorasanko.
"It is a humbling experience to see the place of birth of a great man, great poet, great artiste like Tagore which is also the place of his final journey," he said about the visit.
Asked about possibility of Indonesian tourists visiting Jorasanko, Suryodipuro said "There is a wide range of tourists from our country and among them, a certain segment look for visiting such places of knowledge."
The ambassador was talking to reporters yesterday at 'The Pride and Glory of Bali-Yatra' event - an art exhibition to mark the 2000 year old past shared by the two nation.
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