ICFAI University holds 12th convocation, 382 students receive degrees ISABELLA GURUNG

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

GANGTOK: The 12th convocation of The ICFAI University, Sikkim was held at ChintanBhawan here today. The ceremony was declared open by university chancellor Ram Pal Kaushik.
A total of 382 graduating students were awarded degrees, including five gold and five silver medals.
Former chief justice DipakMisra, Indian Red Cross Society vice chairman AvinashRaiKhanna and Indian ambassador to the United States Harsh VardhanShringla were conferred D.Litt. (honoriscausa), and former President of India Pranab Mukherjee was conferred D.Letters (honoriscausa) by ICFAI in absentia.
Pranab Mukherjee, who was invited as the chief guest, could not attend the event due to health reasons. However, his message was delivered through live video from Delhi.
The former President congratulated the young graduating students for their achievement, and the teachers of ICFAI and their parents. The convocation marks the beginning of a new journey, he said.
Education minister KungaNima Lepcha stated that Sikkim is fortunate to have a good university like ICFAI. “ICFAI has always supported the State government by providing admission to students and we hope they will support us in future too,” he said.
During the event, messages of the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari and Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad were also delivered.
University vice chancellor J. Patnaik presented the annual report.
SLA deputy Speaker Sangay Lepcha also congratulated the graduating students.


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