Jalandhar: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil L Douglas, visited Lovely Professional University today. During his two hours long visit to the campus, hon’ble Prime Minister met the Chairman of Lovely Group Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, Chancellor of LPU Mr. Ashok Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramesh Kanwar to explore bilateral collaborative efforts for the promotion of education. His good-self was accompanied by High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis in London, Kevin M. Issac, and Foreign Minister of Antigua, Asot Michael. Dr Douglas and his delegation members also interacted with the faculty and students on their visit to different departments of the University.
Expressing his happiness, Dr. Douglas exclaimed: “Education is going in a very extended and novel form in India and this great country has been becoming the Education Hub of the world. We also anticipate how India can be a patron to Caribbean country for promotion of IT Education and in set up of Information Technology.” He further said: “In fact, for any country education is its great strength. India is investing a lot on education sector and related infra-structure. That is why, education is seeing its phenomenal growth in the country, which in turn is continuously attracting more and more of students from different countries of all the continents of the world.”
Welcoming the great Caribbean leader, known for his outstanding leadership regionally and internationally, Chancellor Mr. Mittal revealed his happiness while saying: “We are very glad to receive Prime Minister Dr Douglas at the campus on request. The visit by a person of his caliber, who has made history by being the first Caribbean Leader to receive the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award and who has many other honours to his credit, is indeed a proud moment for us.” He added: “His visit will certainly be fruitful towards opportunities for both countries in working together in collaborative areas of mutual interests.”
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, located in Leeward Islands, is a federal two-island nation in West Indies, for which Dr Douglas is working hard for its significant potential in varied areas. The Prime Minister is also aspirant in seeing improvement for trade and economic relations between the two countries. It is worth noticing that Dr Douglas is an outstanding graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and is also the recipient of a Legacy Award from the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies in New York.