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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Apr 17: The third annual convocation of Srinivas University was held on Saturday April 17 at its city campus in Pandeshwar.
Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji of Jagadguru Sri Madhwaachaarya Moola Mahaa Samsthaanam Upendra Teertha Peetham, Sri Puthige Math, Udupi and Expert in Vedic Architecture, Ayurveda and Yogic Science, Bengaluru, Acharya Dhanwant Singh conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).
Addressing the gathering, Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji said, “Srinivas University is leading in spreading knowledge. The university has got the blessing of Lord Srinivas and will progress. We need to give importance to spirituality and religious fields, then everything will be developed. If neglected, we will end up in problems. Srinivas University is giving the message to the whole world that priority should be given to spirituality. The government should declare all religious institutions autonomous, then the religious and spiritual values will increase and whole world will be protected.”
Acharya Dhanwanth Singh said, “I congratulate all the graduates. You are not holding a degree but a key to the door which was previously locked. Make use of the opportunities that come your way so that all the doors will be opened one by one.”
Vice-chancellor Dr P S Aithal presented the annual report, and pro-chancellor Dr A Srinivas Rao welcomed the gathering.
Over 327 students comprising 205 undergraduate (UG) students and 114 postgraduate (PG) students were awarded the degrees. Ranks included 16 gold medals, 29 UG, 16 PG students, one each in MS and PhD, 7 DSc, and two DLitt (hc).
Trustee members – board of governors, Vijayalakshmi R Rao, Prof A Mithra S Rao, Padminin Kumar, registrar (evaluation) Dr Srinivas Mayya, registrar (development) Adhitya Kumar, registrar (academic and development) and registrar Dr Anil Kumar were present.