13th Annual Convocation Ceremony
1616 beaming students, from 12 institutes- Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Management, Biotechnology, Education and Hospitality & Tourism Studies- under the DY Patil University, clad in their convocation gowns seated at the DY Patil University Ground, on 3rd March 2019 with their proud parents, was truly a sight to behold.
The grand ceremony was a testimony to the efforts of thousands of talented students achieving new heights in their respective careers. Dr. Vijay D. Patil, Chancellor of DY Patil University proudly acknowledged the same in his opening address.
He expressed his pride in overseeing a ceremony celebrating the successful graduation of so many promising individuals from different fields and disciplines. In his capacity as the Chancellor of DY Patil University he worded his joy at being present there to witness students being awarded for the remarkable feats they had achieved, on behalf of the University as a whole whose motto is to be remarkable.
The jubilant ambience at the DY Patil University ground was invigorating and to add to the spirited energy, Dr. Shirish Patil, Vice Chancellor of DY Patil University enthusiastically presented the annual report of the last academic year.
Following his speech when the huge applause died down the awardees were called upon one by one amidst loud cheering from ecstatic fellow students. Parents eagerly captured the precious moments of their children receiving gold medals from Dr. Vijay D. Patil, Chancellor DY Patil University, Mrs. Shivani Patil, Managing Trustee, DY Patil University and the honourable HRD Minister of India, Shri. Prakash Javadekar. 37 deserving students received gold medals for their illustrious performances in academics.
Following the award-giving, our Chief Guest Shri. Prakash Javadekar rose and addressed the graduating students with a booming voice, “Abhinandan!” He said, “Abhinandan is not just a congratulatory greeting; following the recent turn of events, the word has acquired a whole new meaning.
He then spoke about the importance of good education at large and the measures taken by the Government of India to improve the quality of education. He further congratulated our beloved, Padmashree Dr. DY Patil on founding DY Patil University which now is an excellent private institution and has grown to be one of the leading universities in Maharashtra. The audience sat enraptured by his eloquent monologue and the end of it was met with claps resounding all over the DY Patil University ground.
Everyone in attendance rose as the national anthem played, and respect for the nation and her faithful soldiers was reflected in every person’s eyes. Dr. Vijay D. Patil, Chancellor, DY Patil University once again delivered a speech thanking and congratulating all those present for their contribution to the University and the country as a whole. Doctors, Lawyers, Physiotherapists and many more graduates from various disciplines emerged out into the professional world and we as a University hope to see them flourish, succeed and break ground in every field imaginable.
Glimpses of the 13th Convocation Ceremony