Amity- the first Indian University to honor the serving Governor of Victoria, Australia with Honorary Doctorate Degree
Amity University Uttar Pradesh organized a “Special Convocation” at University Campus, Sector-125, Noida to honor Mr. S.S Mundra- Dy. Governor, RBI with Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil) Honoris Causa and Mr. Alex Chernov ACQC -Governor of Victoria, Australia with Doctor of Laws (LL.D) Honoris Causa.
Amity has become the first Indian university to facilitate theserving Governor of Victoria , Australia with Doctor of Laws (LL.D) Honoris Causa
The Convocation procession, led by Piper Band, heralded the entry of venerated members of the management including Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group, Mr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Ms. Pooja Chauhan- Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation, distinguished Trustees and members of Management, Directors, Head of Institutions who walked the aisle, wearing impressive ceremonious gowns,much to the awe of the gathering.
Mr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh declared the “Special Convocation” open
Sharing his views, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President,Amity Group said,“ It’s a historical day for Amity to honor distinguished luminaries of unparallel stature who epitomizes leadership and radiates success. Dr. Chauhan motivated the students to listen attentively to both the guests which will help in their transformation. Dr. Chauhan stressed that Amity is going to be one of the best amongst global Universities and announced the Amity Group’s plan to open a Campus in Australia very soon.
Hon’ble Mr. Alex Chernov AC QC - Governor of Victoria, Australia was conferred upon Degree of Laws(LL. D) Honoris Causa for his untiring efforts & immense contribution towards the development of legal systems, for his exceptional vision, deep commitment and ceaseless efforts towards justice for all and focused dedication to the good of humanity in general
Accepting the Honorary Doctorate Degree, Mr.Alex Chernov AC QC -Governor of Victoria, Australia said thanked Amity University for the great honor. Praising India, Hon’ble Alex Chernov said, “India is a vibrant community in many ways; the public laws in India are most exciting which are able to adapt to different circumstances, catering to a population of 1.3 billion. There is no other country in the world which has attempted such a feat.” He lauded the commitment of Indians and their attitude to strengthen and support those who cannot be heard or seen. He commended Amityfor its strong focus on R&D, raising the level of Research and Innovation in the country and expressed his desire to work together with Amity in providing quality education.
Mr. S.S Mundra- Dy. Governor, RBI was conferred Degree of Philosophy(D. Phil) Honoris Causa for his continuous exemplary efforts in nation building by promoting India’s place of prominence in World Economy through his visionary approach to planning for inclusive growth; and for his exceptional vision, deep commitment,professionalism and direction in pursuit of excellence.
Accepting the Honorary Doctorate Degree, Mr. S.S Mundra- Dy. Governor, RBI thanked Amity University for honoring him and acknowledging his contribution to Banking sector. He stressed, “This prestigious recognition brings along with it a responsibility to be more dedicated and committed to the social change that weare trying to bring in the lives of retail customers, small business units,agriculturists etc. by focusing on financial inclusion, customer protection and ultimately to the overall stability of the financial system. Very often the system is being criticized that it is difficult for a person from humble background to rise through fair means but it is not impossible provided one has self-belief, faith in his/her ideologies and be willing to persevere and work hard at the same time, the importance of chance events in life cannot be overlooked ie. to be at the right place at right time.” He further added“Presently, India enjoys its demographic dividend over its emerging market peers but this demographic dividend could be a boon or even a curse; it all depends upon how they are being utilized. The next few decades would be game changing in the education in India; it is expected to have complete literacy by2 030. Large number of students would be striving to pursue higher education;the country would have a large pool of technical talent which would establish India in the league of global manufacturing and R&D hubs. Several eminent Foreign Universities may be seeking local affiliation. To ensure that India is able to reap this dividend to its advantage by producing high quality human capital; the Institutions and systems would need to contribute their bit”. He advised students to aspire and work hard, without deterring with failures since it is natural to encounter failures en-route. He encouraged students not to let cynicism get better of them and stressed that educated people are respected and given importance everywhere.
The Chancellor declared the Special Convocation closed.
Also present during the occasion were officials from State Government of Victoria, Australia, Ms. Geeta Mundra and Ms. Mahima Mundra -wife and daughter of Mr. Mundra and senior officials from Oriental Bank of Commerce, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, Allahabad Bank and other Private and Nationalized Banks of India.