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GNDU confers honorary degree Honoris Causa to Dr. TS Kler & Arpana Caur
India needs incorruptible young minds for a better society: Governor of Punjab & Chancellor of GNDU
Amritsar, November 22, 2021: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar conferred leading cardiologist Dr. TS Kler and Indian contemporary painter & graphic artist Arpana Caur were honored with honoris causa degree of Doctor of Science in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Visual Arts & Performing Arts respectively on the occasion of 47th Annual Convocation of the Guru Nanak Dev University.
They were honored by Member of the Parliament by S. Gurjit Singh Aujla
These two personalities were honored in recognition of their contribution in their respective fields. On this occasion, 225 Ph.D., 7 M.Phil, 99 Post-Graduate, and 64 Under-Graduate degrees were awarded to students from various faculties.
Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Banwarilal Purohit was the chief guest for the ocassion. He delivered the speech online during the ocassion.
"India needs today is incorruptible young men and women who will dedicate themselves to the service of the larger society through individual pursuits," said Banwarilal Purohit.
"It is possible to rise above corrupt temptations when one develops frugal needs and sets self within the framework of dharma, which means way of good, cultured, sensible life in which respect for others and elders, and also for the country’s history and tradition are primary attributes. The young minds will ponder over this and mold their personalities in accordance with what Guru Nanak Dev Ji preached," said Punjab Governor.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries. Prof. Karanjit Singh Kahlon, Registrar of the University coordinated the convocation. Vice-Chancellor also honored the chief guest and other guests with a memento on behalf of the University.
Prof. Hardeep Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs presented the vote of thanks. A large number of eminent personalities, members of the Senate and Syndicate of the University, Deans of the Faculties, Faculty Members, graduating students were present. Prof. Anish Dua, Dean of Student's Welfare was also present.
Congratulating the graduates, researchers and award & medal winners for their academic achievements, the Governor of Punjab said that "I stand before you to reiterate some fundamental philosophies or the findings of experts in various fields connected with education. The path to progress is illuminated by the lamp of education. Prosperity knocks at your door when people in society acquire the asset of education. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn".'
He said that universities, as the storehouses of knowledge and incubation centers for the envoys of wisdom and philanthropy, play a noticeable role in streamlining different systems and schools of thought, whether it is in philosophy or sociology, ethics or economics. In addition, the universities also kindle and inculcate in their learners' tolerance and persistence, conviction and self-reliance.
"The students learn to have faith in themselves and in others and confidence in their essential capabilities to shoulder the responsibilities of life and challenges of living. I am sure that in this esteemed institution you have learned that the concern of every individual is not only to acquire the means for a decent living but also something higher and nobler than mere individual material advancement," he added.
Governor said that it is a matter of pride that Guru Nanak Dev University, in the last 50 years, has become an institution of an iconic prodigy in higher education. The university is making its mark at the national and international levels in a number of fields.
While congratulating the students S. Gurjit Singh Aujla said that we all needed to encourage the culture of good health and better education for the growth of Punjab while remembering the teachings and path shown by Sri Guru Nanak Dev.
He pleaded with the students to make their best contribution for the overall growth of our society.
On this occasion, Dr. Tarlochan Singh Kler & Arpana Caur also shared their experiences of life with the students. They inspired the students to resect their parents and teachers and contribute for development of the nation while keeping in mind the teachings of Sri Guru Nanak Dev University.