Amity University, Uttar Pradesh held it’s annual “Convocation 2010” at Amity University Grounds, Sector- 125, Noida in which over 6,900 successfully qualified students of Graduate, Post- Graduate and Doctorate Programs of the Class of 2009 were awarded Degrees, Diplomas and Trophies.
Baba Ramdev- World Renowned Yoga Guru, Mr. Deepak Puri -Chairman & Managing Director, Moser Baer India Ltd, Dr. Karan Singh- MP , Rajya Sabha and Mr. Arun Mohan- Sr. Advocate also joined the brigade of the Doctorate Degree recipients. These eminent people from different walks of life were honored during the Convocation with Honorary Doctorate Degrees in their respective areas.
The solemn ceremony started with a procession by Amity’s academic regalia comprising of Board of Trustees, Office bearers of University, Directors and Faculty Members, led by a band of pipers humming the traditional celebration song.
It was an exhilarating spectacle as all the graduating recipients were dressed in beautiful black robes with hats and coloured scarves representing the different degrees they were conferred.
Baba Ramdev, who has been world renowned for curing innumerable people with his yoga, was honored with “Degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa” by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity University and Dr. (Mrs.)Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools. Baba Ramdev very humbly accepted the honor thanking the University and its officials. He narrated how he studied in shoddy Government Schools being deprived of the lavish infrastructure and facilities provided by public schools. “In my entire life’s I have not even spent Rs.1, 000 on my education.” revealed Baba. He called upon all the graduating students to realize how much money their parents have spent to provide them best of the education and facilities and now, it is on them to fulfill the long cherished dreams of their parents. He remarked that Indian talent is recognized and applauded worldwide. In International Universities, Indian students are doing great and have been successful in bringing laurels to the nation. “Every human being is blessed with a bounty of immense potential, energy and talent, all he has to do is realize these gifts, nurture them and utilize them to the fullest to achieve success in life. We can change our luck with our own mental and physical effort”, cited Baba Ramdev. He praised Amity for bringing revolution in the field of education and Dr. Ashok K Chauhan for creating a history in the field of education with his grand mission and vision.
Expressing his heartfelt gratitude on receiving “Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa”, Mr. Deepak Puri said that he is deeply impressed with the conviction and confidence which radiates from Amity students that can be attributed to the finest education they receive in Amity. Sharing nuggets of wisdom with the graduating students he said, “Foreigners feel that Indians, though law abiding and progressive , are not innovative and it is upon students to prove them wrong and change this misconception. India produces innumerable doctors, lawyers, engineers but how many of them are thought leaders? Students being the “leaders of tomorrow” have to bring a change in the thought process, they have to question themselves and answer themselves.” He urged students to be focused because a billion dollar idea could knock the door anytime.
Congratulating the students and Honorary Doctorate Degree Recipients, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Universe expressed that the University has taught its students whatever they require to succeed in personal as well as professional lives. It has not only given them degrees but Indian sanskars, culture, ethos and traditions, which make them surpass their western counterparts. Dr. Chauhan motivated the students to aspire for greater heights, set high goals as a result of which the success will invariably follow.
Dr. Karan Singh- MP , Rajya Sabha who was conferred “Degree of Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa” during the convocation applauded the giant strides that Amity has taken in past few years, under the leadership of Dr. Ashok K Chauhan. He stressed that human body has many facets or dimensions- physical, intellectual, emotional and the education system should address all these dimensions. He motivated the students to learn something new everyday, to make their minds sharp and receptive, to maintain physical and intellectual health, to strengthen their emotional stability, to develop aesthetic appreciation and spiritual dimension.
Mr. Arun Mohan- Sr. Advocate who was honored with “Degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa”, said that he is overwhelmed at receiving the Honorary Doctorate Degree by Amity University. He called for an equal opportunity for education at every level-be it school level, college level or University level. He stressed that education is a medium for attaining self-actualization in society. Education, Legal Rights and development of an economy are all inter-linked. Awareness of legal rights is very important and justice dispensation has to be expedited in India. India as a country has to root out the evils that plague the society and hampers its progress.
The University recognized recipients with distinguished Industry sponsored awards which included the “LG Best Potential Manager Award” bestowed upon Aditi Vij- MBA, Amity Business School, Noida, “Jubilant Organosys Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” given to Ruchi Bharadwaj- , Amity Business School, Noida and “ Max Newyork Life Award” given to Parul Priyadarshini- PG Diploma in Insurance Management, Amity School of Insurance and Actuarial Sciences.
During the grand and splendid Convocation, twenty two students were awarded “Best All Round Trophies”, seventy seven with “Gold Medals”, eighty students with “Silver Medals” and forty with “Bronze Medals” for their outstanding performances in the respective courses. Degrees were awarded to graduates from 46 different institutes under Amity University including Amity Business School, Amity International Business School , Amity School of Business, Amity Institute of Bio Technology, Amity School of Engineering, Amity Institute of Telecom Technology & Management, Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity School of Communication, Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences, Amity Institute of Behavioural Health & Allied Sciences, Amity School of Hospitality, Amity Institute of Travel & Tourism, Amity Institute of Competitive Intelligence, Amity School of Physical Education & Sports Sciences and Amity School of Distance Learning.
The glittering ceremony was attended by thousands of students, parents and guardians, faculty members, staff members, corporate heads and officials of Noida Authority.
Convocation procession in progress
From L-R Dr. Balwinder Shukla, Pro VC(A), Mr. Arun Mohan, Sr. Advocate, Maj Gen. KJ Singh, VC, Mr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Dr. Karan Singh, MP, Dr. (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson
Mr. Deepak Puri, Chairman & Managing Director receiving Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa
Mr. Arun Mohan, Sr. Advocate receiving Degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa
Dr. Karan Singh- Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha receiving Degree of Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa
Baba Ramdev, World Renowned Yoga Guru receiving Degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa