(2) 1st CONVOCATION’ OF THE ‘SWAMI RAMA HIMALAYAN UNIVERSITY’- Honourable Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohan Swami

The 1st Convocation of the ‘Swami Rama Himalayan University’ was held on 1st April, 2016 in the University premises.  The Hon’ble President of India Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, graced the occasion as the ‘Chief Guest’ while Dr. K.K. Paul, the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, presided over the function as the ‘Visitor’. The President bestowed Gold Medals & Certificates of Merit to the 30 Toppers of the University. A total of 288 Undergraduate & Postgraduate students were conferred with their degrees during the Convocation ceremony.

The programme commenced with the Hon’ble Guests paying homage to HH Sri Swami Rama, Founder - HIHT with the lighting of the lamp. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohan Swami, JP, Hon’ble Chancellor of the University, declared the ‘Convocation Open’ and extended a heartiest welcome to all the dignitaries & guests. This was followed by the University ‘Kulgeet’ sung melodiously by the students of the University.

Dr. Paul congratulated the students on their achievements and urged the students to be ethical and always remember the wisdom & affection bestowed on them by their teachers.

Delivering his keynote address, the Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, congratulated the medical, nursing, paramedical and management students on being conferred with their degrees at the Convocation ceremony.

The motto of ‘Love, Serve, Remember’, takes on an even greater meaning when one witnesses the healing and health-care system in our country, must always stand high on moral grounds. Though Dr. Swami Rama was appointed as the Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham at a young age, he renounced this high spiritual post in order to pursue his yogic meditative lifestyle. He established holistic health as a new discipline that had much to offer to allopathic medicine” he said.

He stressed upon the importance of amalgamating the wisdom of the East with the modern technologies of the West and advised the students not to be anxious about their future but learn to live in the present. He said that it is the creativity of the students that can usher in change and exhorted them to proceed in the journey of life with an attitude to learn and an aptitude to think new.

The ceremony ended with the Hon’ble Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Mohan Swami, JP declaring the ‘Convocation Close’ The grand ‘1st Convocation Ceremony came to an end with playing of the National Anthem by the Army Band.

Among the many dignitaries present, the convocation saw the presence of various ex-chief ministers, sitting M.P`s and M.L.A`s, senior government officials, politicians, Senior defence officials and distinguished businessmen graced the occasion.