*Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal bade: “Be leaders of tomorrow to take India to new heights”
*‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ star Shahnaz Akhtar added luster to farewell celebrations with his class melodies
*Students hugged, cried, laughed while refreshing memories
Jalandhar: This year-2013, more than 8000 passing out students of LPU are ready to face the world as its true global citizens. Of these 6600 are regular students and 1500 belong to distance education study programmes. In order to bid blissful adieu to these students, LPU organised its 8-houred long annual Commencement Ceremony, today. National as well as International Students were seen hugging, laughing while sharing fruitful outcomes of different sessions lived at LPU. On the one hand they were happy to enter new phase of their life, within a month’s time, on the other they were emotional on being separated from their class-fellows and alma-mater. To make memories persist forever, students underwent ‘Discipline” wise interactions at their respective schools, Stall Visits around University’s Sunken-stage and Bidding Adieu Tea at SBRM Square. Special celebrative entertaining arrangements were through class singing-performances by ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ star Shahnaz Akhtar, who sang for their choicest songs. Added to this were swirling dances on musical tunes by outgoing students themselves at Campus Cafe stage.
Bidding best-wishes to all students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “Build flourishing lives for yourselves and prove your worth towards solving out mankind problems. Our sole motive of providing education is to make students society oriented. I advise you to work sincerely and be always up to the expectations of others during your professional career and take India to new glorious heights!” Mr Mittal also motivated them to make their parents, alma-mater and themselves feel ever proud for their future outcomes: "LPU has taken you from now onwards as its true brand ambassadors. Propagate your learning at LPU to be global leaders. On our part, we promise to keep on adding new resources every year to LPU to make it grow with new projects and dimensions for next batches of students like you.”
On this passionate occasion, students and teachers had great informal & interactive meetings to rejuvenate moments spent together. The Junior-students had also contributed a lot to memorable send-off through their rocking performances, singing and dances. One of the outgoing international students, Misozi an M.Ed. student from Zambia said passionately: “I am very sad on bidding farewell to my Indian class-fellows. I had a great time here and in addition to my studies, I also learnt Hindi and Punjabi speaking from them. I will ever cherish moments spent in their great accommodation.” Most of the other students were of the view that LPU has made them confident enough to get engaged more directly in helping society and grow themselves, as well: “We promise passionately not to confine merely to the pursuit of wealth. We will keep remembering that LPU is a place that enabled us to define and transform ourselves as individuals.”