New Delhi: Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu delivered the First Dr Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Lecture, at Dr BR Ambedkar International Convention Centre, New Delhi, today. The event commenced with chanting of Vedic Hymns by students of Bharatiya Chaturdham Ved Nyas Institution at Prayagraj, in the packed auditorium attended by prominent leaders from Business, Academia and other walks of life, besides the Faculty and Students representing various academic institutions started and patronized by the Jaipurias.
In his welcome speech, Shri Saket Jaipuria, Vice Chairman of Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions mentioned the genesis of the Jaipuria groups educational ventures and the contribution of Dr Rajaram Jaipuria in spreading the light of education substantially during his life time carrying a family legacy forward. He mentioned that the presence of Hon’ble Vice President for delivering the First Memorial Lecture is a great honour for the Jaipuria Fraternity – Family, Business and Institutions.
Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, Jaipuria Group of Institutions mentioned the thought behind choice of the theme for the lecture – “Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethics” , as something very dear to the heart of Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria. He said the Memorial Lecture is inspired by the life experience and teachings of Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria. He had a strong futuristic vision, great entrepreneur who practiced ethical values and succeeded in simultaneously running a large industrial empire and creating educational institutions of excellence. The topic of this lecture was quintessentially inspired by his vision, contemporary nature of education and need for a strong ethical base. He drew parallel between the philosophical inclination of Hon’ble Vice President and Dr Rajaram Jaipuria and said the stature of this event has been greatly enhanced by the Chief Guest of the occasion, Shri Vekaiah Naidu ji, Hon’ble Vice President of India.
In his address, Hon’ble Vice president of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his happiness for being part of this occasion. He said, “An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die”. I am therefore glad that the Ideals and Values for which Dr Rajaram Jaipuria stood for, all his life, have been carefully nurtured by his successors, and we have assembled here today to celebrate his Idea of ‘Empowering the Next Generations through Quality Education”.
Dr SK Mahapatra, Director, Jaipuria School of Business proposed the vote of thanks and expressed deep gratitude to Honble Vice President for his gracious presence and sagacious address.