JP University girl students outdid their male counterparts when they bagged 16 of the 20 gold medals given to successful students at the university’s convocation on Tuesday whee
304 students, wearing graduation regalia, received their degrees. Congratulating the recipients of degrees at the fourth convocation ceremony of JPU, chancellor-cum-governor Lalji Tandon called upon the youths to contribute towards the development of the country.
“The ceremonial cap and gown worn at a convocation ceremony were a legacy of the colonial rule. It has now been replaced by the Malaviya ‘pagadi’ (turban) and it reminds us about the contributions of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, educationist and founder of BHU,” the chancellor said here.
Talking about the problems of retired university teacher, the chancellor said, “We have taken care of their problems.” Speaking as chief guest on the occasion Padmashri Prof Jagmohan Singh Rajput appealed to the youths to actively participate in the socio-economic growth of the country. State health minister Mangal Pandey also addressed the recipients. Earlier, JPU VC Prof Harikesh Singh presented a report of the university.