‘Embrace your individuality, pursue your passions’: VP Jagdeep Dhankhar at IGNOU’s 37th convocation

IGNOU Convocation 2024: Over 3 lakh students were conferred with degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

IGNOU conducted 37th convocation today; VP Jagdeep Dhankhar was the chief guest. (Image: Official X account/VP)IGNOU conducted 37th convocation today; VP Jagdeep Dhankhar was the chief guest. (Image: Official X account/VP)

Vagisha Kaushik | February 20, 2024 | 05:52 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) conferred over 3 lakh degrees, diplomas, and certificates at its 37th convocation held at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU Maidan Garhi Campus. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar was the chief guest at the event.

In his convocation speech, the VP extended heartfelt congratulations to students nationwide. Highlighting the power of IGNOU's 7.5 million-strong alumni network, the VP emphasized its potential as a catalyst for national progress, particularly in the context of India's journey towards becoming a developed nation by 2047, the 'Amrit kaal'.

Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, he urged graduates to explore opportunities, establish startups, and lead with innovation, emphasizing that failure is a stepping stone to success in the face of disruptive technologies like IoT, AI, and quantum computing.

Professor Nageshwar Rao, VC, IGNOU apprising the Vice President said, "I am pleased to share that IGNOU has embarked on numerous initiatives over the past year. We have been steadfastly advancing towards the vision outlined in the National Education Policy 2020, particularly in embracing Multidisciplinary and Holistic Education. Our commitment extends to various domains such as Vocational and Skill-based Education, Research & Innovation, Promotion of Indian Languages, and ICT-enabled education.”

“It brings me great pride to highlight the tangible impact of our efforts, notably in reaching the remotest corners of our nation and catering to disadvantaged groups. IGNOU has been unwavering in its mission to provide Access to higher education, thereby fostering Equity in our society through Inclusion. These endeavors underscore our dedication to realizing the transformative goals set forth in the National Education Policy 2020,” he said.

The convocation ceremony, held simultaneously at IGNOU's regional centers across the country, was broadcasted live on various platforms, including 6 Swayam Prabha Channels managed by IGNOU, GyanDarshan Channel, GyanVani, YouTube, and social media channels.

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