Shimla: 25th Convocation Ceremony of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla was held here today. Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was the Chief Guest in the Convocation Function. As many as 448 Degrees and Gold Medals were awarded on the occasion to meritorious students, out of which 276 were females and 172 males. On the occasion, Vivek Kumar was awarded D.Litt Degree, whereas Afghan national Mohammad Sharif Shaheen was also awarded gold medal in Public Administration. Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ awarded meritorious students of the University with gold medals and degrees.
In his address, Union Minister said that India was known as the ‘Vishwa Guru’ across the world since time immemorial due to knowledge and wisdom. He said India believe in universal brotherhood and peaceful co-existence. He said the challenges in life become opportunities for those who accept them.. He said youth of the country have a major role to play in the vision of ‘New India’ and urged the students to work with dedication to make India a five trillion economy in the next few years.
Governor Bandaru Dattatraya said that 124 gold medals were also awarded today in Himachal Pradesh University, out of which 87 gold medals were in the name of girls. Similarly, 189 girls were awarded PhD degree out of the total 323 students and a total of 448 degrees and medals were awarded today, of which 276 were girls. He congratulated the girl students for this achievement.
CM Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government was committed to provide quality education to students of the State by strengthening the existing infrastructure. He said that the motto of the Government was to make Himachal Pradesh an ‘Education Hub’ of the country. He also appreciated achievements of girl students as out of the total 448 degrees and gold medals awarded today, 276 were awarded to girls.