MP Haridwar and former Chief Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Vice Chancellor of Patanjali University Acharya Balkrishna, Secretary Ayush Dr Pankaj Kumar Pandey also addressed the students and the faculty members at the convocation ceremony. Nishank wished all the graduating students the very best for the future. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Sunil Kumar Joshi briefed the gathering about the achievements of the university. On this occasion, Registrar, Dr Rajesh Kumar Adhana, Vice Chancellors of various universities, members of the Executive Council and Student Council of the University and students were present.
First convocation of Uttarakhand Ayurveda University held
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 16 Dec: Governor Lt-General (Retd) Gurmit Singh, chaired the first convocation ceremony of Uttarakhand Ayurveda University today. During the convocation degrees were awarded to 1,698 students on the occasion as this was the first convocation ceremony held by the University. The Governor also presented gold medals to 112 students who secured the highest marks in various subjects. He also released the annual progress brochure of the university titled ‘Brahmakamal’.
Congratulating and wishing the degree holders for their future at the convocation, the Governor said that the convocation is an important day in the life of students. He called upon them to put the knowledge gained from their academic activities, into practice.
Lt-General Singh said that Uttarakhand is the land of Ayurveda. It was here that Ayurveda had originated. Very rare herbs are present here in higher reaches of the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of everyone in the state to lead in the field of Ayurveda and work towards taking Ayurveda to the whole world. He stressed that Ayurveda was the need of the hour in the present times and that with the help of Ayurveda, one could bring a big positive change in the economy. The Governor called upon the people concerned to make Uttarakhand an Ayurveda destination in the field of wellness and advanced spiritual lifestyle.
The Governor reminded the students that they were receiving the degree at a time when the country was on the cusp of a major change. The country is making progress in every sphere. After the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, one would have to achieve the goal of a developed India in this Amrit Kaal. It is a big responsibility on all of them, he emphasised. He said that today the demand for Ayurveda medicine is increasing day by day all over the world. Through the traditional medicine, the country men have hoisted the flag of India not only in the developing countries, but also in many developed countries of the world. Everyone experienced the importance of Ayurveda during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lt-General Singh stressed upon the need to do continuous research in the field of Ayurveda, as well as quality and value addition in it. It is the responsibility of everyone concerned to propagate Ayurveda by mixing it with modern technology. He praised the university for promoting Ayurveda education.