President of Mauritius Chaired 7th Convocation at LPU

Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, chaired two-phased 7th Convocation of Lovely Professional University (LPU) today.

  • Jalandhar:  Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim,President of the Republic of Mauritius, chaired two-phased 7th Convocation ofLovely Professional University (LPU) today. She honoured PhDs and toppers ofvarious LPU academic programs and delivered Convocation Address. During thisceremony, 15000+ distance education students, who passed their June 2016examinations, also received post-graduate, graduate degrees and diplomas. LPUConvocation also turned out to be momentous for Mauritius and India when theChief Guest, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Dr (Mrs)Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was conferred upon honorary Doctor of Letters  (Honoris Causa) degree of the University. 
  • Dr (Mrs) Ameenah was conferred honorary doctorate for her ardent working towards advancement of science, technology and in recognition of her services for the society. On this occasion, Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ramesh Kanwar and Director General Er H R Singla shared the main dais. 

    Before making Convocation address, HE Mauritian President Dr (Mrs) Ameenah expressed her condolences and sympathies to the family members of the persons died in recent train accident in India. Admitting to be an ardent fan of energy providing Punjabi culture, HE Dr (Mrs) Ameenah began convocation address with “Sat Sri Akal” and “Mainu Punjab ‘ch aa ke bahut khushi mehsoos ho rahi hai.” She said: “Punjab is the melting pot of incredible India and is undoubtedly a land of lions, where bravery and courage rule the hearts of men and women alike. 

    Moreover, the economic opportunities in Punjab are endless.” Advising students, she said: “Bring difference in the world through education received at LPU. As a scientist, I am enthused by LPU’s emphasis on invention, creativity and development. LPU is a citadel of learning and has all ingredients of an excellent university. Carry on this legacy of excellence which has been forwarded to you here. Knowledge can only be effective if it is applied and leads to innovation and development. Go on to deliver excellence in every field of your life. Make your parents, Punjab and Motherland proud of you.”

    Illustrative, world renowned biodiversity scientist, HerExcellency is the first ever woman to hold the title of the President ofMauritius. Mentioning India as the land of her forefathers, she shared thatIndia and Mauritius has so many things in common be it traditions, values orculture. She also shared: “India will continue to play a key role in the globaleconomy and as an economic powerhouse in the South Asian region.” She alsowanted a kind of education in India and Mauritius under which young and ignitedminds of both the countries should not leave for other countries.

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