Sri Sri University Celebrates Its 5 Th Convocation Ceremony

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Cuttack: Sri Sri University held its 5 th Convocation Ceremony in its campus on 28 th
September to award the graduates of the 7 th academic year. The awardees included post graduates, under graduates and doctorates from diverse fields of study viz., Commerce and Management, Agriculture, Yogic Sciences, Sanskrit, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Performing Arts. A total of 317 students (2 doctorates, 137 post graduates and 178 under graduates) received their degree certificates on this auspicious day of Convocation. 15 other students also received gold medals for outstanding academic performance under various specializations of 10 different courses.
The convocation ceremony was presided over by renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji where he said that Sri Sri University students are “Maharathis” who are the role models of this country and will drive this nation with a greater vision in their mind. He called this convocation as a “commemoration of a happy and healthy life” and asked the students to imbibe celebration in every aspect of life.
The Chief Guest of the event, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, addressed the august
gathering and emphasized on the importance of “belongingness” to make this world “worth living”.
He said that belongingness nurtures love and love is nothing but humility, courtesy, patience,
consideration and discipline. And institutions like Sri Sri University help students learn the concept of
belongingness. He also said that belongingness can be learnt by Mother Nature.
Shri Ananta Das, Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Industries, Govt. of Odisha also graced the
Convocation ceremony as the Guest of Honour and said that students should follow the principles of
Gurudev who is a lighthouse of peace and hope for the world. He also narrated the vision in which
Sri Sri University is facilitated by the Government of Odisha.
Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni, President, Sri Sri University congratulated the graduating students and said that
Sri Sri University is a model for education and accolades for its uniqueness, pedagogy and practices.
Dr. Nand Lal, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Sri University, presented the annual report of the university’s
activities and wished luck to all the graduating students for their life ahead.
Commodore Ghanashyam Ojha, Executive Registrar, Sri Sri University concluded the ceremony by
giving the Vote of Thanks to the eminent guests present on the dais, the media personnel, the
organising team, the faculty and non-faculty members and the students of the university.
After the Convocation Ceremony, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji interacted with the media
personnel and said that value base education is the only remedy to decrease the ever increasing rate
of stress and depression.
On this auspicious day, the university also launched three new courses, namely, Master in
Commerce(M. Com), Bachelor in Science(Physics) and Bachelor in Science(Agribusiness).