New Delhi, August 09, 2018: OP Jindal Global University held its seventh convocation ceremony cum founder’s day celebrations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium on Tuesday. 551 students from the Law, Business, International Affairs, Liberal Arts & Humanities and Government & Public Policy Schools were conferred degrees at the glittering ceremony.
The event began with Dignitaries paying tributes to Shri OP Jindal on his 88th birth anniversary. The university was established in his memory.
Speaking at the Convocation, Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu who was the Chief Guest of the event said he was elated to see more and more girls winning the gold medals and awards.
“I was particularly feeling very happy, elated when I was asked to present Gold Medals and awards. I could find girl after girl, they all coming here. This is the need of the hour, women must get their due. If you provide them with a level playing field they will excel and they will outbeat the men.” He said.
In a fourty minute long speech, Naidu spoke about the need to provide level playing grounds to girls and advocated the need to pass the Women’s reservation bill according to reports published in m.dailyhunt.in
Complimenting JGU founding Chancellor Naveen Jindal for his vision, Naidu said, “Share and care is the philosophy of India. With this philosophy, Mr Jindal established this university. Naveen Jindal has brought this university to this level and provided an opportunity to all of you.”
Speaking at the Convocation, Haryana Governor Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki lauded OPJGU and said, “Jindal Global University is not not just the pride of our state of Haryana but also shines bright amongst the private universities of the country.”
“By establishing JGU in 2006, Mr. Naveen Jindal has not just honoured the national flag but has also strengthened the position of the academic sector in India. Today on this celebrated occasion of the Convocation Day, Founder’s Day and the Birth Anniversary of Mr. O.P. Jindal, I congratulate all the degree holders and the medallists. I am honoured as the Governor of Haryana to say that Central government has decided to grant autonomy to top 20 universities in India and Jindal Global University is one of them.” He further added.
Speaking at the occasion O.P Jindal University Chancellor Naveen Jindal said, “Today is a special day since, it is a day of celebration, reflection and gratitude for all. It is my father’s, Shri Om Prakash Jindal’s, 88th birth anniversary. JGU was founded in his memory. He always said that education is the greatest gift that can be given to anyone. I wish he was here to see the incredible work that has been done all over the years.”