Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama Chaired 5th Convocation of LPU

  •  Deified LPU students’ souls through sermonized message to bring peace and happiness globe over
  • “India is living example of all religions living together”: Dalai Lama 
  • “Being more sensitive women should share more responsibility to bring harmony in the world”: Dalai Lama
  • “With its centuries old culture India is ‘Guru’ of all Tibetans”: Dalai Lama
  • “We all are human beings of one world”: Dalai Lama
  • “Students must learn peace and forgiveness from the life of His Holiness Dalai Lama”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal
‘Students are the 21st century people and should make this a century of peace, love and compassion. Prime purpose of us all in this life is to help others. If we can't help, at least we should not hurt others.’ This was the forceful conveying from His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso’s convocation address to the graduating students of Lovely Professional University. Nobel Laureate for Peace & the great spiritual leader of Tibet, Dalai Lama graced the 5th Convocation of LPU as Chief Guest, which was held at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium on Saturday, 14th November 2015.  His Holiness honoured LPU toppers of various academic programs with gold medals. Near 4000 LPU students of Batch 2015 pass outs were also awarded with degrees. On the same day, LPU proudly conferred the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, upon His Holiness Dalai Lama for his courageous statesmanship, scientific temperament, and universal benevolence. Prior to this, LPU Tibetan students accorded traditional welcome to the Dalai Lama through emotional “Tashi Shopa” (Mask) dance and folk instruments’ playing.


On this occasion, Governor Punjab & Haryana and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki presided over the convocation ceremony. The Chief Editor of Ajit Group of Publications S Barjinder Singh Hamdard presented vote of thanks. Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and MD Nissan Motors Mr Arun Malhotra shared the dais with the Chief Guest.
Appreciating LPU environment, one of the most celebrated religious leaders Dalai Lama invoked students: “Preserve India’s great culture for a better world as overall picture of India is harmony. India is ‘Guru’ of all Tibetans and we are its strong disciples. India should share its power of tolerance with the world and youth and people of India should practice it within India. In fact, India is like a guru to the world also.” He demanded of students: “You are the 21st century people and should make this a century of peace, love and compassion all over the globe. You should not take life for ease. You should work hard and be optimistic. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others as we all are human beings of one world.  To make self and others feel happy; we must practice compassion. This is my simple religion. The present problems in the world are created only by the people themselves. We will have to solve out these ourselves. No God or prayers can get us out of our self created problems. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple and its philosophy should be peace and compassion.” Invoking girl students, he said: "Being more sensitive, women should share more responsibility to bring harmony in the world”. The need for global peace, human love, compassion remained the underlying message throughout his convocation address and interactions.

Eulogizing the esteemed Chief Guest, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal exclaimed: “His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso is great propagator of global peace, committed to promote secular ethics and inter-religious harmony. We are indeed fortunate enough on welcoming him to such a prestigious occasion when thousands of students are ready to open new chapter of their life.” Inspiring students from the life history of the hon’ble guest, Mr Mittal shared: “Dalai Lama’s teaching has inspired billions of people all over the world to seek peace and practice forgiveness. It is his aura of personality and sheer love for the world that make him the most inspiring leader of the world. Through his life of struggles, I want you to know that when Dalai Lama was just 23 years old he had to stand up against the largest military power, and later on he won the Noble prize for his compassion and peace. You too can achieve whatever you dream of. I have no doubt in sharing that following Dalai Lama’s teachings you will reach amazing heights in the times to come!”

Illustrative, LPU 5th Convocation was consciously designed to be scheduled in two phases. Hon`ble Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom Dr Pakalitha B. Mosisili had blessed LPU students on 31st October 2015, during the first phase.

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