President of India will be the Chief Guest at 8th Annual Convocation of LPU on 2nd May 2017

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Jalandhar: Lovely Professional University is going to hold its 8th annual Convocation on 2nd May 2017 at LPU Campus. Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest on this ceremonial day. His Excellency Governor (Punjab) Shri VP Singh Badnore is to preside over the ceremony. The President will award 38 gold medals to meritorious students for their outstanding performance. The university will also be awarding 15,988 degrees to regular and distance education students of the last batch. Highlighting, it is the second visit of President Sh Mukherjee to LPU Campus. Prior to this he was at 3rd Convocation of LPU along with then President of Afghanistan Dr Hamid Karzai.

Convocation at LPU has always been illustrious as either head of a nation or an international leader addresses the convocation which makes students imbibe pragmatic thoughts just before stepping into new phase of their life. Prior to this six Presidents and Prime Ministers of different nations including Mauritius, Kingdom of Lesotho, Commonwealth of Dominica (North America), Afghanistan and Nobel Peace Prize recipient His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, have already delivered great convocational message to many thousands of LPU students during different convocations.

Informing more, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “On the convocation day, a rare and great glimpse of international integrity would be seen when students from 50+ countries will also receive their degrees/certificates along with their Indian classmates from all states of India. The preparation for the glittering ceremony is in full swing. Assessing great presence of VVIPs, the complete State administration is involved in security arrangements at and around the campus. Both Punjab State and LPU administrations are working day and night to make the event a grand success. This being a very high security function, the university has requested all students and their parents to visit its website for latest updates and guidelines.”

Illustrative, alumni and students are to reach the University Campus as per the Schedule notified on LPU website. However, parents should reach the University before 1100 hrs, as the University gates will be closed by 1100 hrs. They are required to take their respective seats at convocation venue before 1130 hrs.