LPU Distance Education Students conferred with Degrees during 5th Annual Convocation of LPU chaired by Prime Minister of Lesotho
The Chief Guest at 5th Convocation of Lovely Professional University Right Hon’ble Prime Minister of Kingdom of Lesotho Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili advised 15,000 graduating LPU students to follow the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
During the convocation, 8766 Distance Education students of batch pass year 2015 got their degrees and certificate. 22 Distance Education students were conferred with awards of academic honours owing to their distinguished academic performance.
LPU also proudly conferred its ‘Honoris Causa’ Degree of Doctor of Letters upon PM Mosisili for his dedication and continuous endeavors to uphold peace and harmony, and in recognition of his outstanding public service and excellent governance. PM Mosisili is considered as one of the top leaders of Africa for putting forth several policies to reduce poverty, build peace and stability.
PM Dr. Mosisili was accompanied by high profiled 23-member delegation including First Lady of the Kingdom Mrs Mathato Mosisidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Tlohang Sekhamane. Governor Punjab & Haryana & Administrator of UT Chandigarh Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki presided over the convocation ceremony. Lovely International Trust Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, and Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar accompanied the elite guests.
Inspiring the mammoth gathering of graduating students, PM Mosisilii asked them to go out in the world and fly free like eagles in the sky. He laid great stress on having stronger Indo- African relations and collaborations for the betterment of the people in diverse fields. Remembering Mahatma Gandhi time and again he was confident while saying that India and Lesotho in Africa are destined to re-define relations between the two countries.
PM Mosisili also expressed his deep gratitude to the Government and the people of Punjab and India as a whole for high mark of friendship. He desired to have greater ties with Punjab in the fields of agriculture and education. Praising LPU as a true example of a modern education township, he quoted LPU as an academic flagship of Punjab by standing out as a centre of learning in so far as excellence in education is concerned. He told students: “LPU is a unique institution and it has opened its doors to students from Africa in the true spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and contemporary Africa-India Co-operation. It is only through quality education that a country shapes its children; however, quality without principles is one of the seven deadly sins. Broaden your horizon; and go ahead in the world with all goodness within you as true ambassadors of your alma mater.”
Governor Solanki said: “When I look at LPU students, I see the entire world at the campus. Convocation is an important milestone in the educational journey of a student. As leaders of the future global community, I urge students to develop sensitivity towards the ever evolving human needs. I exhort graduating students to contribute to the best of your abilities to the challenging task of nation building.”
Welcoming the elite gathering, graduating students and their parents, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal informed all that PM Mosisili is a charismatic leader & great visionary. He is guided by three principles of leadership – Passion, Purpose and People through which he continuously strives to build international admiration for Lesotho.