- “Quality without principles is one of the seven deadly sins”: PM Dr Pakalitha B Mosisili
- Also shared that African Summit remained a great success
- Expressed happiness on having one-to one meeting with PM Narendra Modi
- Desired collaboration with Punjab in the area of agriculture and education
- “Only consistent hard work can propel students to the top”: Chancellor Ashok Mittal
PM Dr Mosisili was accompanied by high profiled 23-member delegation including First Lady of the Kingdom Mrs Mathato Mosisidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Tlohang Sekhamane. Governor Punjab & Haryana & Administrator of UT Chandigarh Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki presided over the convocation ceremony. Lovely International Trust Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, and Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar accompanied the elite guests.
Inspiring the mammoth gathering of graduating students, PM Mosisilii asked them to go out in the world and fly free like eagles in the sky. He laid great stress on having stronger Indo- African relations and collaborations for the betterment of the people in diverse fields. Remembering Mahatma Gandhi time and again he was confident while saying that India and Lesotho in Africa are destined to re-define relations between the two countries. He shared that African Summit in New Delhi remained a grand success. He also expressed his happiness on having one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
PM Mosisili also expressed his deep gratitude to the Government and the people of Punjab and India as a whole for high mark of friendship. He desired to have greater ties with Punjab in the fields of agriculture and education. Praising LPU as a true example of a modern education township, he quoted LPU as an academic flagship of Punjab by standing out as a centre of learning in so far as excellence in education is concerned. He told students: “LPU is a unique institution and it has opened its doors to students from Africa in the true spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and contemporary Africa-India Co-operation. It is only through quality education that a country shapes its children; however, quality without principles is one of the seven deadly sins. Broaden your horizon; and go ahead in the world with all goodness within you as true ambassadors of your alma mater.”
Governor Solanki said: “When I look at LPU students, I see the entire world at the campus. Convocation is an important milestone in the educational journey of a student. As leaders of the future global community, I urge students to develop sensitivity towards the ever evolving human needs. I exhort graduating students to contribute to the best of your abilities to the challenging task of nation building.”
Welcoming the elite gathering, graduating students and their parents, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed all that PM Mosisili is a charismatic leader & great visionary. He is guided by three principles of leadership – Passion, Purpose and People through which he continuously strives to build international admiration for Lesotho. He asked students to follow PM Mosisili’s achievements in their life and to stand ever victorious.
LPU international students from Bhutan Sangay Dorji and Dorji Wangchuk, who have won gold medals in their respective programs, seemed very happy and shared that their preference to join LPU Programs in some other country was indeed great. Students honoured with gold medals are Tajinder Singh (B Tech -MTech Computer Engineering Dual Degree) with 9.51 CGPA; Surbhi Dhawan, CGPA 8.27, B. Pharmacy – M. Pharmacy (Dual Degree); Kaushik Saha, CGPA 9.52, B Tech Civil Engg; Ripa Devi, CGPA 9.64, ECE Diploma-B. Tech (Integrated); Khushboo Kalia, CGPA 9.84, CSE Diploma-B.Tech -MBA(Integrated); Tarun Sharma, CGPA 9.73, B.Com; Yumnam James Singh, CGPA 9.64, BCA (Hons) - MCA (Hons) - Dual Degree; Archana Dash, CGPA 9.53, BCA; Dorji Wangchuk, CGPA 9.7, B Sc MLT (Medical Lab. Technology); Prabhjot Kaur, CGPA 9.62, BBA (Hons.)-MBA (Dual Degree); Brian Sennen Matemu, CGPA 9.67, Diploma in Medical Lab. Tech; Savita Devi CGPA 9.86, M.Sc. - Clinical Bio chemistry; Mohit Janghu, CGPA 9.74, M.Sc. (Comp Sc); Satvinder Kaur, CGPA 9.68, MCA (Lateral Entry); Shubham Kumar, CGPA 9.75, Diploma lateral entry- ME; Iqbal Manzoor Malik, CGPA 9.66, M.A. – Psychology; Ramandeep Singh, CGPA 9.53 DPED-BPE (Integrated); Sangay Dorji, CGPA 9.68, Diploma Lateral Entry – EE; Rajandeep Kaur, CGPA 9.76 M.A. - Applied Psychology; Parmjeet kaur, CGPA 9.7, M. Sc Clinical Microbiology; and Satish Kumar, CGPA 10, B.P.Ed.