Jalandhar May 5 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar organized 41st Annual Convocation for the students of Session 2017-18 and 2018-19. Madam Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, Chairman, Apeejay Education, Co-Promoter and President, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group and Co-Founder and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University had presided over the event.
The Chief Guest of the day was Hon’ble Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar who was warmly received by Madam Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia. In her welcome address, she said that Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu is an exemplary leader, an educationist par excellence and a capable administrator. Not only this, he has also been an essential instrumental in shaping the face of education through his initiatives to improve the quality of research. She added it is a matter of great privilege for us that he has spared his valuable time for today’s occasion.
On this occasion, Madam Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia remembered the Founder Chairman and retold his story of struggle and determination to make a difference in the world before the students. Addressing them, she asserted that hard work and determination can lead anyone on the path of success. She also urged before the students to be like an eagle who does not respond to crows but soars higher and higher in the sky leaving everyone behind.
Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra extended a warm welcome
Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra extended a warm welcome towards esteemed Madam Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia. She said she is a charismatic person with progressive vision, intellectual acumen, positivity, dedication, phenomenon leadership and distinctive entrepreneurship who has taken ACFA to glorious heights of fame and glory. She also extended warm welcome towards the Chief Guest Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Dr. Sucharita Sharma, Pro Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University, Director, Apeejay Education and Senior Education Advisor, Rajeshwari Sangeet Academy Trust, Board of Governors, degree holders and their parents. She also presented the Annual Report of the College before the august gathering.
While delivering his Convocation Address, Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu said that Apeejay College is one of the finest institutions in the country and it is the Kohinoor of the cultural activities. He also mentioned that how the UGC building – powerful but devoid of any decorum; today bears the beautiful and lovely paintings made by Apeejayites. Addressing the students, he said that Degrees just act as passports, what actually makes a worthy and notable difference is the students’ participation in extracurricular activities. He urged before the students to be a good person before everything and life will shower the best of everything on them.
23 students who had stood 1st in University exams were awarded with Roll of Honour, 1077, Graduates, Post Graduates and Diploma Holders were conferred with Degrees. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu was presented with a memento to make the occasion memorable Dr. Neerja Dhingra extended her thanks to everyone for making the evening successful.