Lucknow University’s convocation, slated to be held on October 14, will be a unique affair as for the first time as authorities have decided to invite 50 children from government primary schools to attend the event.
The decision, taken during the first convocation meeting on Friday, aims at motivating children to pursue higher education.
“The decision has been taken following the orders of the Governor, who is also the chancellor of all state universities. As many as 25 girls and 25 boys from government primary schools and representatives of self-help groups will be invited to the convocation,” LU vice-chancellor SP Singh said.
“A special section will be arranged for children from where they will be able to witness the ceremony. The university also plans to invite members of self-help groups to the convocation so that the university students can be motivated to work for social cause along with studies,” the vice-chancellor said.
As many as 10 committees have been constituted for preparations like decoration, medal and prize distribution.