- “Believe in yourself, your country & the Creator”: PM Roosevelt Skerrit advised graduating students
- Desired collaboration with LPU and India in the area of education and culture exchange
- 7810 Regular, Distance Education & Part-time students of 2015 batch received degrees and diplomas
- LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal asked students to learn from the young leaders of the world to think big and achieve big
The youngest Prime Minister of the world, Mr Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica (North America) chaired the 6th Convocation of Lovely Professional University, today. The convocation was held at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university where PM Skerrit honoured gold medalists and toppers of various LPU academic programs of 2015 batch. In all, 7810 regular, distance education & part-time students of 2015 batch received degrees and diplomas. LPU also proudly conferred its ‘Honoris Causa’ Doctor of Letters degree upon PM Skerrit for his dynamism, farsightedness and his being innovative leader. This honour is also in recognition of his sincere desire to build international harmony among nations and for his outstanding public services and excellent governance.
PM Skerrit was accompanied by high profiled delegation including Cabinet Secretary Mr Steve Ferrol of Dominica Republic. The Chief Editor of Ajit Group of Publications Padam Bhushan Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard, 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 Director General Er HR Singla also shared main dais along with the Chief Guest.
Inspiring the mammoth gathering of graduating students, PM Skerrit said “Believe in yourself, your remarkable country & the Creator. Step out with great force to face the world on positive notes; you, too, can become PM, CEO or a leading global entrepreneur. By your great doings you, too, can encourage and motivate the young generation next to you.” Thanking LPU time and again and quoting LPU as one of the progressive universities of the world, PM Skerrit expressed his strong desire to collaborate with LPU in India for students and culture exchange programmes. Continuing he said, “Geometrical boundaries should not be challenges for us. The honour which I have received here, I dedicate the same to youth of both the countries India and Dominica for their diligence and hard work, and urge them to create and navigate a new globalized world.”
Prior to this, welcoming the elite gathering, graduating students and their parents, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed all that PM Skerrit is a charismatic leader & great visionary. When he was chosen Prime Minister in 2004 at the age of 31, he became the youngest Prime Minister of the world. Mr Skerrit has been dynamic MP from the Vieille Case Constituency of the Caribbean island continuously since 2000. Addressing the students Mr Mittal asked them to always think big to achieve big: “In today’s world no one is too young, inexperienced or immature to dream and achieve. You have scores of examples before you including the chief guest of the day who became PM of a nation when he was only 31 years old, CEOs of Facebook, Google, Flipkart and more. All great things achieved in this world, once seemed impossible to achieve. So start with the things which you like to start with, in your career ahead.” Vice Chancellor Dr Kanwar presented the annual report of the university.
Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard presented Vote of Thanks. He awakened students: “Life in the university is very different from that world outside. The glue that holds all relationships together is trust, and this trust is based on integrity. Thus the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity. We all know education is a shared commitment between motivated students, dedicated teachers and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. That is why convocation ceremony is celebrated by students graduating, their teachers and parents in unison.”