Fourth Convocation of Lovely Professional University manifested the commencement of a new chapter of life for 30,878 international, regular and Distance Education students of batch pass years 2013 & 2014.
LPU Convocation also turned out to be momentous for Mauritius and India when the Chief Guest, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Rajkeswur Purryag was conferred upon honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) degree of the University. Mr Purryag was conferred honorary doctorate for his ardent working towards advancement of international peace, harmony and in recognition of his wisdom & services for global welfare & brotherhood.
Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor Punjab & Haryana and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, presided over the Convocation. S Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab was the Guest of Honour.
On the first day of convocation (20th April 2015), 7745 Distance Education students of batch pass year 2013 got their degrees and certificate. 31 Distance Education students were conferred with awards of academic honours owing to their distinguished academic performance.
On the second day (21st April 2015), 8024 Distance Education students of batch pass year 2014 received their degrees and certificates. 28 students received awards of academic honours.
President of Mauritius, Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag, advised LPU students to follow great values and teachings of great Rishi, Muni and Holy Scriptures, Ramayana & Mahabharta, to become great men & women. Elaborating, he said, “Don’t become Ram but take 20 percent of his life and “Aap Aadmi se Insaan Ban Jaooge (You will change from normal to a good man)”.
Seeing high-end usage of Information Technology at the university, President Purryag mentioned: “I am highly impressed by the way latest technology is being used at LPU and in India. This is appreciable as IT can really prove a great boon for higher education. Today, we have open and massive online courses to complement traditional ways of delivering education. Acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies are, therefore, no longer bound to time and space.”
LPU Convocation ceremony was telecast live world-wide for millions of people and for LPU students settled at distant places including USA, UK, Canada and more.