Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal attends as chief guest
The University of Delhi (DU) conducted its 97th annual convocation on Saturday both online and offline, given the pandemic. The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, who was the chief guest of the convocation ceremony, awarded 156 medals and 36 prizes to students in person. More than 600 doctoral degrees and 44 DM/M CH degrees were also awarded in person.
Pokhriyal congratulated the students and parents on this important day and encouraged them to work hard and face challenges in the future with grit and determination.
While addressing the event, Pokhriyal said, "You all saw how with a click of a button the officials sent degrees to as many as 1,78,719 students. This is the digital India we talk about and this is what PM Narendra Modi says 'convert your challenges into opportunities’. I believe that you all work hard towards achieving your dreams and face all challenges in your path with courage.”
DU has become the first institution in the nation to award "digital degrees" to its 1,78,719 students during its convocation ceremony in 2021, its acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said.
He added that the university will implement the National Education Policy 2020 at its earliest.
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