5th Convocation of MRIU: Dr Richard Leslie Goodall, President, Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand awards degrees to bright and meritorious students
Dr Richard Leslie Goodall, President, Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand awards degrees to bright and meritorious students at the 5th Convocation of Manav Rachna International University
As many as 1400 (graduate, post-graduate, PhD) meritorious students awarded degrees by Guest of Honour Dr Richard Leslie Goodall.
31 Gold Medals and Merit Certificates awarded to academically brilliant students by Senior Dignitaries of MREI.
The 5th Convocation Ceremony of Manav Rachna International University was held at the MRIU Campus here today. As many as 1400 (graduate, post-graduate, PhD) meritorious students were awarded degrees by Dr Richard Leslie Goodall, President, Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand who was the Guest of Honour on the august occasion. 31 Gold Medals and Merit Certificates were also awarded to academically brilliant students by Senior Dignitaries of MREI. Smt Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, MREI, presided over the Convocation ceremony.
The Convocation began with the ceremonial academic procession led by Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; followed closely by Mrs. Satya Bhalla; Dr. Amit Bhalla, VP, MREI; Dr Richard Leslie Goodall, President, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), New Zealand; Ms Odette Phillips also from New Zealand; Dr. N C Wadhwa, VC, MRIU and Senior office functionaries of the University, Deans, Directors and Faculty Members.
In his Convocation address, Dr Richard Leslie Goodall, lauded Manav Rachna International University’s immense contribution towards Quality Education and its significant role in transforming students’ lives, so as to enable them to bring many International and National Laurels for the nation. According to him, education propels students to achieve their goals and objectives and also casts an obligation to serve the society. He congratulated the students on this memorable day saying, “You have an obligation to think not only of yourselves but of future generations whom you should help and assist to lead better lives.” Dr Goodall also spoke about the mutual co-operation between the two Institutions—MRIU and AIS New Zealand—in enhancing students’ prospects internationally and empowering them towards creating a better world and a productive future.
Dr. Prashant Bhalla was all praise for the students, as he said: “Graduation is not an ending of the learning process for the students but a new beginning. It is the beginning of their journey to self-discovery as they realize what it is that they really want out of life once they move out from the warmth and comforting confines of the University.” He further added that, “On this special day, our good wishes are always with you. Be morally upright, compassionate and kind. You are the face of the future. Do your best to live up to the expectations and faith reposed in you and success will be yours.” According to him Institutions are because of students and it is their (students’) excellence and integrity which helps in carving a place of pride for the institution as well as for the individual.
Dr. N. C. Wadhwa presented the University report and shared some of the key achievements of MRIU within the past one year, highlighting the Institution’s QS 5 star rating across 4 categories. He emphasized upon the quality and research-driven focus of MRIU, and added that they were key factors in the award of NAAC ‘A-Grade’ accreditation to the University, catapulting it among the premier institutions of the country.