The Second Convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University was held December 5, 2017. In all 802 students were awarded degrees out of which 6 students were awarded gold medals. The convocation was graced by the Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu who was the Chief Guest on this occasion. He was welcomed by the Vice Chancellor of SRHU Dr. Vijay Dhasmana. Governor of Uttarakhand Dr. K. K. Paul, the Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, and the Minister of State for Higher Education Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat were also present at the convocation.

Addressing students on this occasion Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said mother tongue is like eyes and foreign language is like spectacles. He advised people not to forget their motherland, mother tongue and country. The feeling which can be expressed in mother tongue cannot be expressed in foreign language. Citing that the medical profession is very noble, he urged the students to keep the fact in mind that service of human beings is paramount. Vice President talked about the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Make in India, Swachh Bharat Mission and Digital India campaigns saying that they were aimed at nation building. The Vice President advocated late former vice president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s model of providing urban facilities in rural areas. The model can help in developing rural areas.

Speaking on the occasion Uttarakhand Governor Dr. Krishna Kant Paul said the present age is the age of knowledge and the universities would have to become centers of learning and give impetus to original research. The Governor congratulated Swami Rama Himalayan University for adopting 1,200 villages for making them smart villages.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated students at the convocation. On this occasion he said Swami Rama was born in a small village and on the basis of his talent and ability he had set up such a great institution which was serving the state. Talking about the migration problem, Chief Minister said Uttarakhand faces problems due to remote geographical conditions. The government is taking steps to curb migration from the state and the result would be visible in the coming years. He appreciated dignitaries and students of Swami Rama Himalayan University attending the convocation in traditional Indian dress.

Higher Education Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat said the government would select 100 students for research on various topics.

The University Vice Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana gave details of the courses being run at the University.

Lighting the lamp

Dignitaries on the dais

Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Guest