Globalization of compassion is best gift India can give to world: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi
Along with Kailash Satyarthi, Adi Godrej, Chairman Godrej Group; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Limited; and Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey, were awarded honorary doctorates by Amity University at their 4th Convocation.
In the midst of growing materialism and apathy, India can give to the world compassion; this will be truly the globalization of compassion, said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi. He was speaking at the 4th Convocation program for Class of 2017 of Amity University Gurgaon, Haryana.
Apart from Satyarthi, Adi Godrej, Chairman Godrej Group; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Limited; and Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey, were awarded honorary doctorates by the university.
Out of about 1400 students, 107 students were awarded doctorates at the convocation.
Complimenting the students, Godrej said, “You are graduating at a time when India offers great opportunity to you to contribute to nation building and achieving global eminence on strength of your innovative and enterprising geniuses. Now that Digital India, Startup India and Make in India are inspiring us all to build an India of our dreams, you have a bright future ahead.”
Inspiring students to work on affordable innovations and curiosity-led knowledge building, Shaw said, “The wealth of nation is education, and the new fuel that turns the wheel of economy is knowledge. 21st Century belongs to those who have an unquenchable desire to learn, question and solve problems.”
Barton said “Education is the ultimate force that is driving change in the world and India is at the center of it all. There is a huge economic power shift that is moving towards Asia. India is at the centre of where people want to be.” He expressed hope that the youth will use this opportunity to experiment and excel.
“I compliment all my students for having successfully earned the coveted degrees and medals, especially those who have reached the pinnacle of education and got doctorates. What makes this convocation special is the blessings that our students get from leading luminaries who have excelled in their respective fields and set highest standards of success,” said Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Gurgaon.
Dr Ashok Chauhan, Founder President of Amity Group added, “What makes our universities unique is our incredible emphasis on human values - our ethos, respect to elders, faith in god, compassion - that help shape perfect human beings ready to take on the challenges of the world.”
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