Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India:
“Currently, we are living in a geo-economic world and knowledge is recognised as a key resource for achieving economic growth and social development,” Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha informed the Batch of 2022 on the 18th Annual Convocation of KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar on 1st October 2022. Wishing the graduates a vivid future, he expressed confidence that they might make their mark in society with their concepts and improvements.
“In the last 25 years, KIIT has carved a niche for itself in the realm of technical and professional education in the country. It has achieved many milestones by getting prestigious national and international accreditations and it also stands out in community outreach programmes,” the Chief Minister stated. He additionally famous its important contributions to the sphere of sports activities. This 12 months the establishment is celebrating its Silver Jubilee.
In her convocation tackle delivered nearly, Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Laureate urged the graduates to do one thing for many who are much less privileged than them, at the same time as they pursue their skilled profession. The Guest of Honour, Mr. John Desmond Forbes Anderson (Lord Waverley), Hon’ble Member of British Parliament, UK said that India is an financial powerhouse and shares a lot in frequent with UK. He advocated increasing the areas of cooperation between the 2 nations, together with the Free Trade Agreement.
On the event, KIIT-DU conferred Honoris Causa D.Litt. Degrees upon six eminent individuals from internationally: Mr. Himanshu Gulati, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Norway; Mr. Bishow Parajuli, Representative & Country Director, WFP India; Mr. Andreas Jahn, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Germany; Dr. Deepa Malik, Padma Shri, Khel Ratna & Arjuna Awardee, and President, Paralympic Committee of India; Mr. Okay. Subramanian, Executive Vice Chairman, AFCONS Infrastructure; and Mr. Prabodh Mohanty, Managing Director, S.N. Mohanty Group.
As many as 8123 college students obtained levels on the convocation ceremony. These embody 6330 Bachelors, 1627 Masters, 163 Ph.D., and three MPhil levels. Prof. Achyuta Samanta congratulated the batch of 2022 for his or her excellent efficiency regardless of the challenges posed by the pandemic. “The University stood all along with the students in these difficult times, supporting them all the way in their quest for academic excellence,” talked about Prof. Samanta in his message.
In his presidential tackle, Shri Ashok Kumar Parija, Chancellor, KIIT-DU stated, “KIIT-DU is contributing to the development of India by empowering its students, creating alumni that are building the nation, and supporting the growth trajectory of millions of indigenous students. But what stands tall, is its mentoring and supporting gesture, quite unmatched in the annals of philanthropy in India.”
Prof. (Dr.) S. Okay. Acharya, Pro-Chancellor and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Vice Chancellor additionally addressed the scholars.
Medals had been awarded to 71 college students for his or her excellent educational performances. Three college students had been awarded Founder’s Gold Medals for his or her excellent all spherical and educational performances, whereas 34 college students had been awarded Chancellor’s Gold Medals, and 30 college students acquired Vice Chancellor’s Silver Medals. Nanibala Memorial Gold Medal, Shri Krushna Chandra Panda Memorial Gold Medal, P. Okay. Bal Memorial Gold Medal and PPL Gold Medal had been additionally given away on the event. Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar proposed the phrase of thanks.