03 July 2023

The Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence recently held its Second Convocation at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. The event was graced by the presence of Smt. Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, and Sri Madhusudan Sai, the University Founder, along with several other dignitaries. The convocation was a grand celebration, showcasing the university's divine orchestration from its inception to its day-to-day operations.

A total of 123 students were presented with well-deserved graduation certificates during the ceremony. Notably, 17 exceptional students were honored with gold medals for their remarkable achievements, with an impressive 11 of them being girls. It is awe-inspiring to discover that 60 students from the graduating class were the first in their families to attain literacy and education.

In addition to recognizing the graduates, the University awarded honorary doctorates to five highly talented individuals in fields such as sports, fine arts, environment, health, and education. The President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, addressed the graduating students and provided encouraging insights, especially to the girl students. She emphasized the importance of women empowerment and commended the government's efforts to create space for women to explore their potential.

During the convocation, the University Founder, Sadguru Sri Madhusudhan Sai, highlighted the institution's commitment to empowering girls in all fields. He proudly announced that 60% of the graduating students were girls, with 50% of them being the first generation in their families to become literate.

The convocation concluded with a declaration of dissolution by the Founder, leaving a sense of happiness and fulfillment. In her speech, President Murmu stressed the need for parents and educational institutions to provide a nurturing environment for students and assist them in choosing and pursuing careers aligned with their interests.

President Murmu, who attended the convocation as the chief guest, praised Sri Sathya Sai University for providing free higher education to all students and supporting economically disadvantaged students through free hostel facilities. She also acknowledged the University's establishment of the Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi, and Banaras Hindu University, which offers free medical facilities.

Furthermore, the President addressed the rising stress and mental health issues among students, stating that academic success should not be the sole measure of their abilities. She emphasized the importance of personality, conduct, and character, urging parents and educational institutions to create a healthy environment for students and assist them in choosing careers based on their interests.

President Murmu acknowledged the significant contribution of women in various spheres of life and expressed confidence in their ability to play a pivotal role in the country's development by combining modern values with strong traditional foundations. She highlighted the fact that approximately 66% of the University's students were girls, reflecting the positive changes taking place in the country.

 Media coverage report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s8mm3rdsrkZZkIcZS4R_DQPBCUQPSJyH/view?usp=sharing


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