World University of Design, Haryana held its first convocation ceremony to confer degrees to about 140 students. Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for Road Transport & Highways was the chief guest at the ceremony.
While addressing the students at the convocation ceremony, Gadkari said, “It is my honour to be present here amongst such talented young minds and I deeply believe that your role is very crucial in the development of the country and to uplift India as a nation. I have two philosophies which I feel, very smoothly coincide with your stream of vocation; first – knowledge is powerful and second – nothing is a waste. I believe both these virtues when brought to use with the right kind of research, study and execution can bring exponential value. In your profession you can understand what the masses need and help to minimise dump that leads to pollution. Your profession is the key to sustainability across sectors.”
To promote excellence, the university instituted three medals for the toppers. These included the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for best overall performance in the university for curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Gold and silver medals for the curricular toppers of each programme were presented as well.
Sanjay Gupta, vice-chancellor, World University of Design shared the aim and objectives behind the university, “The first convocation for a university is the culmination of years of hard work put in by both the students and the faculty.”
The winner of Chancellor’s Gold medal for the best overall performance for batch 2021 was Kritika Varma of School of Fashion. The winner of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for batch 2020 was Kanchan Joshi of School of Fashion. The winner of Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for 2020 was Vrinda Malik of School of Fashion and the winner of Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for batch 2021 was Anup Rai from School of Fashion.
Vijayant Bansal, pro-chancellor, WUD said, “It is a very special moment for us to watch our first batches roll out; students who we nurtured are all set to go out and paint their hues in a world that will now be their canvas.”