Fifth Convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University held in ceremonial grandeur
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, participated in the Fifth Convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University (SRHU).
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh honoured the meritorious students on this occasion. Higher Education Minister, Dr Dhan Singh Rawat, was also present as Guest of Honour.
A total of 1316 students were awarded degrees on the occasion. Among these included 292 MBBS students, 135 PG students of various medical courses, 270 students who earned their degrees in various Paramedical Courses and 20 students who earned their degrees in Clinical Research.
In addition, 134 students from the Himalayan College of Nursing (HCN), 116 students from Himalayan School of Science & Technology (HSST), 192 students from Himalayan School of Management Studies (HSMS), 36 students from Himalayan School of Yoga Sciences (HSYS), 116 students from Himalayan School Of Bio Sciences (HSBS), 5 students in Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and 24 students were awarded academic awards.
Addressing the gathering, Defence Minister said that the convocation ceremony lent a message of ‘values’, not just a message of ‘education.’ He stressed that rituals were important in life. “Education can be either benevolent or destructive, depending on the culture of the students. Instead of being afraid of failures, it is necessary to learn from them. The youth should also learn from this time's FIFA World Cup. Everyone should learn team spirit from the sports world, especially from Messi's example wherein his prowess gained in significance only when his entire team emerged winner.”
Singh added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also working for the country with the same team spirit.
“Today India is making its mark on the global map in the field of digital technology. In 2014 there were merely 400 to 500 start-ups in India, today in 2022 there are more than eighty thousand startups due to the hard work of our talented youth. This is not a simple achievement. Enterprising youth in India have created over a hundred unicorns. Today youth can achieve the biggest goal with their talent, ability and hard work.”
He emphasized, “In the Corona period, India converted its challenges into opportunities by achieving self-sufficiency in the field of vaccines, medicines, oxygen plants etc. People all over the world have gladly accepted the Spirituality of India.
We should be proud of our rich glorious heritage. Our sages had discovered many scientific and mathematical principles of the present. India was once a Vishwa Guru (world guru). We have to earn the place of Vishwa Guru again. Our talented youth will play an important role in this. The biggest source of inspiration for the youth is our great traditional heritage. Other countries have also adopted this rich heritage of ours. Differences in opinions have never become a cause of conflict in India. We are worshipers of Shiva as well as devotees of Krishna. If we celebrate the full moon, then we also celebrate the new moon. It is a country of immense possibilities. Here people from ordinary families also become the President and Prime Minister of the country. The time to come belongs to India. I am sure that by 2047, India will occupy the first place in the world in the economic field.”
He reiterated that the doctors who received the degrees should always be ready to serve the poor and the needy. “Youth will also have to stay away from ‘utilitarianism’ and ‘consumerism.’ Stay away from destructive tendencies like drugs. Service to parents is service to God. Character building in students is of prime importance.”
In his address Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the convocation is an unforgettable moment of pride for the state. “This temple of knowledge decorated with the divine inspiration of respected Swami Rama is leading in the promotion of higher education in the state of Uttarakhand. Swami Rama dedicated his entire life to society and devoted his energies to building an educated and healthy society. Today this institute is setting new records daily in the field of medical education, public welfare and human service.”
The CM reminded the scholars that, “When the whole world was suffering from the Corona epidemic, and there was an atmosphere of fear all around due to the epidemic, then under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India guided the world by
The CM reminded the scholars that, “When the whole world was suffering from the Corona epidemic, and there was an atmosphere of fear all around due to the epidemic, then under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India guided the world by providing two vaccines. ‘Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah’ characterizes the feeling. This shows that New India has the potential to create new opportunities through new efforts, and you all are the foundation of this New India.”
Chief Minister Dhami said that the tireless work done by the doctors and scientists to save the country from the epidemic was commendable, but their work is not yet over because the corona epidemic has struck again.
The CM said that following the path shown by Swami Rama in social life, those getting their degrees today should serve the citizens of the state and bring laurels to Uttarakhand. He called upon the degree awardees to be ready from now to fulfill their responsibility towards the country and the state and do unprecedented work in the field of medicine in the world, because the future belonged to them.
Addressing the program, Higher Education Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said that unprecedented work was being done in the field of quality medicine in the state. So far more than 6.5 lakh people have been treated under the Ayushman Yojana out of which a large number have been treated by Himalayan Hospital alone.”
Vice Chancellor of Swami Ram Himalayan University Dr Vijay Dhasmana, recalled how he was witness to important decisions taken by H.H. Swami Rama in the setting up of his dream project to serve the people of the hills. “We have never lost track of the path that he had set for us in the service of humanity,” he averred.
Sahaspur MLA Sahdev Singh Pundir, Rajpur MLA Khajandas, Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama, students, teachers and parents were present at the event.