By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 26 Jul: Governor Baby Rani Maurya was the Chief Guest at the convocation of a local university. Addressing students, the Governor said, “I congratulate you for your excellent academic performance. You should preserve the environment and empower people by educating them about their rights. It is a matter of pride for us that the students of this university have been organising legal aid camps to educate and empower people from economically weaker sections of the society. It is because of this empowerment through education that we can fight evils like casteism, gender inequality and female foeticide. Today, India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world but it is unfortunate that we have to fight such evils. Environment conservation is also one of the challenges faced by us. I would like to ask the students to conserve the environment by keeping air and water pollution in check and by planting trees. I would also like to ask the teachers and professors to keep updating themselves about the new developments in their respective fields. It is the teachers and professors who mould students to become successful individuals and responsible citizens with high morals. Therefore, the role of a teacher is most important in shaping a student’s life.” Varsity Chancellor Dr M Ramachandran declared, “Our aim is to establish a university that is the first choice of students, employees and society and the world, and is famous for higher education and research. The education system of the university should be consistent with social needs. We are moving for ward towards our mission with full intention and passion. The teaching system adopted by the University is completely innovative and new, emphasising the development of karma, sadhana and fundamental ethical elements among the students. As many as 237 students of the University, including the medal holders, were awarded degrees on the occasion. Vivek Rana from MBA, Abhishek Sharma from LLB, Mohammed Sad Alam from BBA LLB (Hons) and Rajat Kumar Chahar from MBA received gold medals. Uma Shahi from MBA, Trayteenu Singh from LLB, Mohammad Raza from BTech, and Shalu Goyal from BBA LLB (Hons) received Silver Medals. Monica Chhabra from BBA LLB (Hons), Heena Sharma from MBA, Raghu Chahar from BTech and Deekhsha from MBA received bronze medals at the Convocation.