PUNE, India : MIT Art, Design and Technology University in Pune recently celebrated its sixth convocation ceremony, where over 2,800 graduates were honored by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways in the Government of India. The ceremony was held at the Philosopher Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Vishwashanti Dome, Vishwarajbagh, and was attended by dignitaries including MAEER’s MIT Institute of Education Founder President Vishwadharmi Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Vice-Chancellor and Executive President of MIT ADT University Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President of MIT WPU Rahul Karad, Prof. Dr. Sunita Karad, Mrs. Jyoti Dhakne-Karad, Padmashri Dr.G.D. Yadav, Dr. Vinayak Ghaisas, Dr. Suchitra Nagare, MIT ADT University Registrar Dr. Mahesh Chopde, Controller of Examinations Dr. Gyandev Nilwarna, Dr. Virendra Shete.
During the event, Mr. Gadkari spoke about the importance of India’s message of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbkam’ to the world, breaking down language, region, and caste barriers to establish peace in the country. He emphasized that the diversity of the country is its strength and that unity in diversity is necessary to bring peace. Gadkari also highlighted the importance of spirituality and cultural progress in achieving economic progress and eradicating poverty through science, technology, and research. Mr. Gadkari also asserted that MIT ADT University is playing an important role in creating students with similar values and knowledge of culture and promoting research in these areas.
Padma Shri Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar was honored with the Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for his contribution to science and technology. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kiran Kumar expressed his gratitude for the award and spoke about the talented youth generation of India, emphasizing the responsibility of fulfilling Dr. Kalam’s dream of an advanced country rests on their shoulders.
Mr. Gadkari emphasized that farmers have now become energy donors, which is a significant development for India’s future. This means that India will no longer be an energy importer, but instead, it will become an energy exporter. He also stressed the importance of respecting all religions, as it is crucial for achieving world peace. Furthermore, he highlighted the need to prioritize research since it is essential for the country’s progress. He also appreciated ISRO’s achievements in space research and said it has taken India to new heights and served as an inspiration for the nation.
During the program’s introduction, Professor Dr. Mangesh Karad emphasized the significance of graduation ceremonies, marking the end of academic life and the start of a bright future. He said the 6th convocation is a special day of glory for ‘MIT ADT.’ He also congratulated all the graduating students and wished them the best for their future careers.
On this occasion, President Professor Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad stated that MIT strives to produce not only good students but also valuable human beings who aim to create a bright future for India through spirituality and technology. As students graduate through this convocation, he urges them to contribute their valuable input to the bright future of India.
The ceremony concluded with Mr. Gadkari awarding degrees to a total of 2805 students, including 23 PhDs, 51 gold medals, and 188 rank holder certificates. The event began with the national anthem and prayer for world peace and was attended by over 7000 people from all over the country, including parents and students. The program also featured an attractive procession with Dnyan Danda, which caught everyone’s attention, and the Vishwashanthi Dome was lit up with attractive illumination. The convocation chairman, Dr. Ramachandra Pujeri, gave a vote of thanks, and the program concluded with Pasaydana.