*Mr Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan will receive LPU’s Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) degree on the same day
*A big occasion as two Presidents will be sharing the dias
*Governor of Punjab Shri Shivraj V Patil will preside over the convocation and Chief Minister Punjab S Parkash Singh Badal will be the Guest of Honour
Jalandhar: Talking to the Media, today, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “LPU will hold its 3rd annual Convocation on May 20, 2013 at LPU Campus. We feel greatly honoured while announcing that Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest, on this day.” Mr Mittal further told that it is one of the rare occasions as President of another great country and our neighbour Afghanistan would also be present. He mentioned that Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan would be receiving University’s first Honoris Causa degree. He would be receiving this degree for his outstanding work in the area of social upliftment of the country.
In the ceremony, Shri Shivraj V Patil, Governor Punjab will preside over and Sardar Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab, will be the Guest of Honour. The President will award 19 gold medals to meritorious students for their outstanding performance. The university will also be awarding 8501 degrees to regular and distance education students of 2012 batch pass outs.
On the convocation day, one will be able to see a rare glimpse of International integrity at its best when students from different countries such as Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh will receive their degrees/certificates along with their Indian friends. The preparation of the glittering ceremony is going on the full swing.
On having presence of two Presidents on the same day, the complete State administration is involved in great security arrangements. Both Punjab State and LPU administrations are working day and night to make the event a grand success. This being a very high security function, the university has requested all students and their parents to visit its website for latest updates/guidelines. The convocation ceremony will be followed by the University Alumni Meet.