GNDU hosts 47th annual convocation

GNDU hosts 47th annual convocation

Students upbeat after receiving their degrees. Photo: Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 22

As many as 225 Ph D, seven M Phil, 99 post-graduate and 64 under-graduate degrees were awarded to students from various faculties at GNDU during its 47th annual convocation on Monday.

Member Parliament Gurjit Singh Aujla awarded the degrees and also conferred two eminent personalities with Honoris Causa on Indian interventional cardiologist, medical administrator and writer Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler (Doctor of Science in the faculty of medical sciences) and contemporary painter and graphic artist Arpana Caur (Doctor of Philosophy in the faculty of visual arts and performing arts).

Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University Banwarilal Purohit attended the 47th annual convocation of GNDU online. In his address, he said: “What India needs today is incorruptible young men and women who will dedicate themselves to the service of larger society through individual pursuits. It is possible to rise above corrupt temptations when one develops frugal needs and sets self within the framework of dharma, which means way of good, cultured, sensible life, in which respect for others and elders and also for the country’s history and tradition are primary attributes. The young minds will ponder over this and mould their personalities in accordance with what Guru Nanak Dev preached,” he said.

Arpana Caur being honoured with Honoris Causa, during Guru Nanak Dev University’s 47th annual

convocation in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Sunil Kumar

He said the National Education Policy 2020 has also taken a huge step by liberating education from the shackles of compartmentalisation into science versus arts/humanities, making learning flexible, humanistic and oriented towards making educated youth noble citizens and good human beings.

While congratulating students, Aujla said we all need to encourage the culture of good health and better education for growth of Punjab while remembering the teachings and path shown by Guru Nanak Dev. Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler and Arpana Caur also shared their experiences of life with students. They inspired students to respect their parents and teachers and contribute for the development of the nation while keeping in mind the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev. Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu also honoured Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler and Arpana Caur with a coffee table book on behalf of the university.

Dr Tarlochan Kler being honoured with Honoris Causa, during Guru Nanak Dev University’s 47th annual

convocation in Amritsar on Monday. Photo: Sunil kumar

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