14th November 2015 witnessed the 5th Convocation ceremony of Lovely Professional University.
With more than 25000 students from 28 countries, offering more than 200 courses and with links to many other universities abroad, Lovely Professional University has become India’s largest private university in a short span of time since its inception. The event was chaired by the Nobel Laureate Dalai Lama. His Holiness was greeted by the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal and his wife Mrs. Rashmi Mittal. Tibetan and Bhutanese students who study in the university gave a customary Tibetan welcome which included the famous Tashi Shoelpa and Yak dance performances. He was also presented with a Guard of Honor drove by a sword wielding Sikh officer before whom he took the salute.
The celebrated religious leader inspired the students to spread his message of world peace and love for humans.
Here’s a snippet of what His Holiness addressed to the students of Lovely Professional University who were graduating from the University :
“Preserve India’s great culture for a better world as overall picture of India is harmony. India is ‘Guru’ of all Tibetans and we are its strong disciples. India should share its power of tolerance with the world and youth and people of India should practice it within India. In fact, India is like a guru to the world also. You are the 21st century people and should make this a century of peace, love and compassion all over the globe. You should not take life for ease. You should work hard and be optimistic. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others as we all are human beings of one world. To make self and others feel happy; we must practice compassion. This is my simple religion. The present problems in the world are created only by the people themselves. We will have to solve out these ourselves. No God or prayers can get us out of our self created problems. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple and its philosophy should be peace and compassion.”
At the convocation ceremony, Governor Punjab & Haryana and Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Chief Editor of Ajit Group of Publications S Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal, Vice Chairman Mr Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and MD Nissan Motors Mr Arun Malhotra were among other known personalities who shared the dais along with the Chief Guest and inspired the young graduating students .