"As leaders of the future global community, I urge you to develop sensitivity towards the ever evolving human needs and address these in a sustainable manner. And from this platform, I exhort all of you to contribute to the best of your abilities to the challenging task of nation building. I hope that you shall rise up to this noble cause and live up to the name of this university”, said the Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the University V.P. Singh Badnore while delivering his Convocation address at the 43rd Annual Convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University here today in Dasmesh Auditorium of the University.
As many as 666 degrees and 154 medals in various disciplines were conferred on students & scholars for this academic session. These include Ph.D, M.Phil., MBA, M.Tech., MCA, LL.M., M.Lib., MBE, M.Com., M.Sc., M.A., B.Tech., B.Sc., BCA, LL.B., and B.Lib. The Chancellor gave the Ph.D, M Phil & Post-Graduate degrees while the Vice-Chancellor conferred Under-Graduate degrees to the students.
Congratulating the graduates, researchers and award & medal winners for their academic achievements, Sh. Badnore said that "Today you are standing on the threshold of a new life. You must be grateful to this citadel of learning, your teachers and mentors for providing you a conducive environment that has enabled you to come this far. I am sure attaining quality education from one of the most prestigious institutions, accompanied by the core values of self discipline, endurance, focus and humility, are the real determinants of your success in professional and personal life.”
He also said these young graduates would imbibe the values of their ALMA MATER and work diligently to bring laurels to their institution. He also lauded the efforts of the highly competent faculty members in meticulously mentoring these young graduates.
Appreciating the academic environs of Guru Nanak Dev University, the Governor said that this institution has grown not only in terms of structure but also in stature as well over the years and has created its brand name globally. He said that as we all know, Convocation is an important milestone in the educational journey of a student. To many, it marks the end of their formal educational career and the beginning of their working life. To others it is just a stepping stone to pursue higher studies.
Concluding his Convocation address, while addressing the Alumni of this prestigious institution, he said that It was the duty of a civilized human being to express gratitude to those who have made them more than what they were. The alumni must give back to the institute from where they have imbibed quality education. Therefore, remember your institute wherever you go, contribute generously to make it stronger in the academic world, added the Chancellor. He also congratulated Prof. Brar and his staff for the multifaced developments of the University.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A.S. Brar welcomed Sh. Badnore and other dignitaries on this occasion. Prof. Karanjit Singh Kahlon, Registrar of the University was coordinating the convocation. Vice-Chancellor honoured the Governor with University memento and Prof. Navdeep Singh Tung, Dean, Academic Affairs presented vote of thanks.
Earlier, Prof. A.S. Brar appraised the Chancellor about the activities and achievement of the University in the field of academics, research, culture and sports.