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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Lifetime President of Sri Sri University Sri Sri Ravi Shankar share a light moment during convocation | EXPRESS
BHUBANESWAR: Science should be free from prejudices and spirituality from superstition, stressed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the first convocation ceremony of Sri Sri University (SSU) here on Wednesday.
Addressing first graduating batch (academic session 2012-14) of the University, Sri Sri urged the students to keep an open mind towards research and be inquisitive throughout their lives. “It is the responsibility of a University to foster open minds and SSU tries to do just that,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on the importance of harnessing the demographic dividend of the State. “Knowledge is a key resource for innovation and SSU has positioned itself as a pre-eminent institute. I hope the University will continue to provide quality higher education,” he said. Institutes like SSU play an important role in enhancing quality of skilled manpower needed in the country, Patnaik added.
SSU Vice-Chancellor KC Mishra announced the addition of new courses like BBA and Bachelor of Arts (Yoga), Master of Good Governance and Public Policy besides facilities for multi-discipline research and doctoral programmes. “We are hopeful of getting approval for introduction of a course in Osteopathy by October, this year,” he added.
Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy advised the students to keep pace with international standards and stay abreast with new innovations. About 47 students received their degrees from Sri Sri at the convocation ceremony.