2ND CONVOCATION – HIHT UNIVERSITY
The 2nd convocation of HIHT University was held on 30th January, 2013 in the University premises. Shri Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda ji, Advisor to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations presided as the Chief Guest and Prof. S.K. Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University was the Guest of Honour of the ceremony where 247 students were conferred their degrees. In the Post Graduate category – 32 in MD, 21 in MS, 11 in MPT; 17 M.Sc. Nursing, and in the Graduate category 103 in MBBS, 13 Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, 39 Basic B.Sc. Nursing, 07 in BMLT and 04 in BRIT were awarded degrees.
The programme commenced with the Guests paying their homage to the founder, HH Sri Swami Rama with lighting of the lamp followed by the ‘Kulgeet’ of the HIHT University sung by the students. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of HIHT University, Dr. Vijay Dhasmana declared the convocation open and welcomed the dignitaries.
Prof. S.K. Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of HNB Garhwal University, the Guest of Honour of the ceremony congratulated the students on their achievements and appreciated the growth achieved by HIHT University in the field of education and research over the years. He urged the students to follow ethics and remember the affection of teachers bestowed on them during their student years.
Delivering his keynote address, the Hon’ble Chief Guest congratulated the students and reminded them that this is not the end but beginning, “Learning is a lifelong process” he said. He stated that the country still does not produce enough doctors and healthcare officials to meet its requirements “A revolution is needed in medical science to meet the healthcare needs of the country”. Shri Pitroda called for cooperation between his team and HIHT to prepare a database of holistic medicine as the holistic approach to healthcare is the need of the hour in our country. “This may not solve all the problems but would certainly be a good beginning” he said. He urged the students to devote alteast 1 hour a day surfing the net to enhance their knowledge.
The Hon’ble Chancellor of HIHT University, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Ved Bharati ji honoured the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour with a shawl and a memento and said that the world had understood the benefits of holistic healing and followers of it were growing in the west.
The Registrar Shri Nalin Bhatnagar gave the vote of thanks and the ceremony ended with the declaration of the Convocation Closed by Dr. Vijay Dhasmana followed by the National Anthem played melodiously by the Band of the 6th Garhwal Rifles who enthralled the audience with their music prior to the academic procession entering the Convocaiton Hall.
Former Chief Minister Sh. Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’, Mr. Deepak Vohra, Mr. Idris – Ambassador of Burkino Faso to India, Sh. Sunderlal Bahuguna, Mr. Sanjay Awasthi – Commissioner Income Tax, Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) Sh. Lakshmi Bihari were amongst the many dignitaries who graced the occasion.