The Asian Chronical | 6th Convocation of Jagran Lakecity University
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Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), one of the leading and most awarded universities of central India, hosted a combined convocation ceremony for their 2020 and 2021 batch students on Saturday, 4th December at their Student Enrichment Hub in Bhopal. The occasion was graced with the presence of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman – NEP Drafting Committee, Eminent Space Scientist and Educationist, who was invited as the chief guest of the ceremony and delivered the convocation address, virtually through video conferencing. Along with Dr. Kasturirangan, Padma Shri, Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awardee – Ms. Anju Bobby George, and Padma Shri – Ms. Bhawana Somaaya, Film Journalist, Critic and Author, who joined the ceremony on campus, and were awarded Honoris Causa by JLU.
In this 6th Convocation ceremony, JLU awarded 1226 Students with degrees in which 51 rank holders, 11 gold medallists and 9 Ph.D degree holders were facilitated. Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, presided over the ceremony and motivated the students to achieve great heights in the next chapter of their lives. The ceremony was held in hybrid format i.e. it was both live on campus for students and faculty, and was broadcast online for parents. As per the new UGC recommendation to use handloom clothing on such occasions, all students, members of faculty, and the guests of honor followed the protocol.
In his virtual convocation address, Dr. Kasturirangan congratulated all the graduates for success and upcoming achievement in a demanding ecosystem which they are going to enter. He added “May the value system of JLU inspire you for high and noble aspirations. JLU has established itself as a preferred destination of education all over the world and I am sure with the vision of Chancellor and the management, JLU will mould a generation with impeccable standards, which will be built to last the transformational changes demanded with knowledge.” Dr. Kasturirangan also discussed briefly the components of the New Education Policy, and advised the students to, “Face the Challenges, as at heart of challenges are the opportunities – What looks like impossible at first becomes possible with self-confidence.”