newznew (S A S Nagar) : Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes held its Annual Convocation yesterday i.e. on February 21, 2017 in the Lawns of Auditorium, SVGOI. His Excellence Shri V P Singh Badnore (Governor Punjab)was the Chief Guest Of the Event and Prof.(Dr.) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar -Vice Chancellor, (Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, Bathinda), also presided over the Annual Convocation. In attendance were other dignitaries from the academic world- the Chairman of Group, President of the Group, Director Group- Ms. Aruna Bhardhwaj, Director Academics-Dr. Archana Gupta, and Principal of the Institutes, Head of Departments and Faculty of SVGOI.
The Convocation began with a majestic and grand academic procession followed by the Maa Saraswati Vandana sung by the students of the Institution. The students and the audience were then enthralled by the rousing speech of the Chief Guest-‘V P Singh Badnore’ (Governor Punjab). He exhorted all the students to “Stand up and Start Up India”, he invited SVIETIANS to make use of the Central Govt. scheme for enabling seed capital for start-ups. He also appreciated the efforts made by SVGOI students in the diverse fields of academics, sports, curricular and co-curricular.
He further emphasized contributing back to the community is being essential. On this occasion, Director Group, presented the report on the last year and highlighted the achievements of the Institute. She said, “As a living, evolving institution, SVGOI over the past year has tried to build on three fronts: 1) diversify its academic and disciplinary infrastructure 2) expand its student facilities and 3) build its profile both in the Punjab and the other states. She ended her speech with, “the aspect of SVGOI that gives me the greatest satisfaction is you: our student body.
In your diversity you represent a microcosm of this great country and in your collective presence here today, you show us in miniature, what this country could be if it lives up to its extraordinary potential. I congratulate you once again on everything you have achieved and, on behalf of this great institution, wish you every happiness and success in the great adventure of life”. On this occasion, the Group conferred the Degree of ‘Post graduation and Graduation’ of batch (2015-16). Both the Chief Guest and Guest Of Honor went on to urge the students to follow principles and ethics while pursuing their respective careers and wished them the very best. Among the huge crowd one of the the student named, ‘Riya Gupta’ said she was proud to become an alumnus of such a glorious institute as SVGOI.
The huge crowd of students was excited to visit the campus again and to meet their old good friends which was seen in the spark of their eyes. The students visited their classrooms and interacted with their teachers and also registered for the alumni membership to keep in touch with the college life and friends. A total of 500 Degrees were awarded to the students who have Post-Graduation and Graduation from different Departments of the Group (Institutes) The University also handed out Awards and Certificates to the Toppers of different courses.
The Convocation ended with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ by the Director Academics-Dr. Archana Gupta. In her brief and captivating address they inspired the graduates, students and faculty of the Group followed by the ‘National Anthem’ sung by the students of the Institute. Along with this the student left their memories by signing their autographs on the huge sign board which is a memorable moment for all of us & SVGOI.