M Venkaiah Naidu confers degrees on 4820 students of KIIT

Bhubaneswar: India has a great heritage and everyone should feel proud as inheritors of the great Indian culture. Unity in diversity and being rooted to our culture are important for integrity of our country”, said Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu while
addressing a congregation of graduates, postgraduates and doctorate degree recipients at the 13th convocation ceremony of KIIT University on Saturday.
“India is a land of opportunities. One can achieve anything with hard work and passion irrespective of one’s background. Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Modi are examples of this,” Naidu said.
The Vice President also referred to his earlier visit to the institute. “I have come to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) before also to address 25,000 tribal students living and studying there. I thank Prof. Achyuta Samanta for creating two beautiful institutions like KIIT and KISS. He is educating 25,000 poor children. It is a great service to humanity; and service to humanity is service to God. May God bless him to do many more such work”, he said.
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu, Odisha Governor S C Jamir with other dignitaries during 13th Convocation of KIIT in Bhubaneswar on Saturday
Gracing the occasion as guest of honour, Governor Dr S C Jamir said standard of a university is judged from the quality of its alumni. While noting that KIIT has an illustrious alumni body, he said the university is weaving an effective global network for knowledge, skill and cultural exchange.A total of 4, 820 students of 2016-17 graduating batch of the university received their degrees at the convocation.

The university honoured three eminent personalities from different walks of life with D.Litt. Honoris Causa degrees – eminent sculptor Padma Vibhushan Shilpi Guru Dr. Raghunath Mohapatra, Chairman Emeritus, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd Dr. Bithal Das Mundhra and Chairman, Bhartia Charitable Trust‎, Kishanlal Agarwal.

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