Odisha News :- #Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik , Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurate convocation of Sri Sri University in Odisha #News
Sri Sri University hosted the first convocation for its charter batch on September 3, 2014 at the Mayfair Convention Centre in Bhubaneswar in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Sri Sri University and the Art of Living Foundation and Chief Guest Chief Minister NaveenPatnaik.
47 students received their MBA degrees from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as the graduating batch of the Faculty of Management Studies. The guest of honor on the occasion was Dr.Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Minister, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Odisha.
Rendering the Convocation Address, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said, “We strive to subjugate impossibility and succeed. Therefore we bank upon the youth to achieve the target of reduction of poverty, and ensure health, education, energy security, empowerment of women and higher living standards in a shorter period. I am sure that SSU is poised to harness the ethos of time to deliver this generation that higher education they are entitled to.
” The Sri Sri University Awards for Overall Academic Excellence were distributed on the occasion to Shyam Manohar Panduranga and Gurpeet Siddhu, the awards for Overall Community Sensitivity was presented to Shyam Manohar Panduranga and Girisuta Jagdev “One of the main purposes behind setting up this university is to provide the best of the East and the West. But science when clogged with prejudice then science slows down and spirituality when clogged with spirituality loses its utility. We need to break spirituality of superstition and science of prejudice. Universities are there to create a vibrant, open mind to respond to questioning and open up to new learning,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addressing the graduating students on the occasion.
“People of this state and country now look towards you to lead both ethics and business and create wealth. It’s your job to create employment in the country so do not give up your dreams of becoming an entrepreneur, of one who is creating wealth. If you sow this seed within you, you will do it one day.” The Convocation also featured the launch of the Post Graduate Program in Financial Markets.
The PGPFM is a collaborative program offered by Sri Sri University in association with the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, which offers the program only in three other premier institutes in the country. Src :- OrissaDairy