New Delhi, September 21, 2023:Jamia Hamdard, a distinguished institution accredited by NAAC in ‘A+’ Category, organized its 14th Convocation with grandeur on September 21, 2023 at its Campus at Hamdard Nagar, South Delhi today.
Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena was the Chief Guest at the Convocation and delivered his speech.
The Convocation was presided over by Janab Hammad Ahmed, the esteemed Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard. Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, provided exceptional leadership, setting the tone for an inspiring and impactful ceremony.
In his inspiring address, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena emphasized the importance of Hindi and Urdu languages and encouraged students to envision a brighter future. He exhorted the graduating students of the Jamia Hamdard that “time does not make a person successful; Instead it is how one makes the best use of their time that leads to success”. The colleges and universities provide you with knowledge, provided your intentions are what you must build and act upon”.
“My request to you is to strengthen your spiritual character focusing on your family, society and our beloved country. You should become the angles and warriors of Nation Building”.
He appreciated the services of the Jamia Hamdard in providing research and skill based quality higher with a special focus on women students and it is evident from the passing out students and gold medal winners, the girls students outnumbered the boys. He also brought home to the point that where India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi showcased its capabilities with innovation with digital technologies. The dignitaries who attended the G20 Summit were amazed to see the India’s progress in the last 75 years.
He paid heartfelt tributes and appreciation to the enduring legacy of Hakeem Abdul Hameed Saheb, the founder of the Jamia Hamdard by highlighting the timeless value of knowledge imparted by him.
Janab Hammad Ahmed, Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, remarked:
“This Convocation is a celebration of the spirit of learning and perseverance. We continue to uphold our institution’s rich values and commitment to academic excellence as we empower the next generation of leaders.”
The Convocation saw over 7900 students from the academic years 2019 to 2022 being conferred with degrees, including Undergraduates, Postgraduates, and Ph.D. recipients. The Vice Chancellor’s commitment to nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and advancing knowledge across diverse disciplines shone brightly during this momentous occasion.
Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, stated:
“Today’s Convocation is a testament to our commitment to academic excellence and our resilience in the face of adversity. We take pride in our students’ achievements and remain dedicated to fostering innovation and knowledge across all fields.”
During the Convocation three eminent personalities namely Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin a former International Cricketer and Indian Cricket Team Captain, Dr. Raman Kant Garg, a medical doctor and a civil servant from Indian Revenue Service and Dr. Abdul Kadir Fazlani, Chairman, Fazlani Group have been conferred with the Degree of Honoris Causa for their outstanding contribution in Sports, public finance and public service respectively.
Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin in his acceptance speech shared his thoughts:
“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from Jamia Hamdard. This institution’s commitment to excellence resonates with my experiences in cricket, and I am humbled by this gesture.”
In his acceptance speech Dr. Raman Kant Garg emphasized the importance of equitable tax systems in promoting societal fairness, he said: “Taxation plays a crucial role in addressing societal inequalities. I appreciate the university’s recognition of this aspect and thank them for this honour.”
Dr. Abdul Kader Fazlani, a compassionate philanthropist and visionary founder of several charitable trusts, was acknowledged for his dedicated service to society. In his acceptance speech Dr. Abdul Kader Fazlani pledged to continue his philanthropic work:
“The work of our foundations has always been driven by the desire to serve society. This honour reinforces our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate.” “The Convocation Ceremony, a testament to Jamia Hamdard’s commitment to academic excellence, concluded with the National Anthem, providing a warm and celebratory ending to this remarkable event”.
Dr. M.A. Sikandar, Registrar of Jamia Hamdard stated that “it was a challenging task to award degrees to 7911 students in one convocation for the year 2019 to 2022.
In total 243 Ph.D. Degrees were awarded and 70 Gold medals were given to the meritorious undergraduate and postgraduate students (34-UG and 36 PG). In total 4954 undergraduate students including in absentia were conferred with degrees while 2714 PG students were awarded degrees in this 14th Convocation. There were over 2000 students present in the convocation with over 500 guests and proud parents. On behalf of the University Administration he thanked the students for the overwhelming response from the students to participate in the convocation ceremony. Student were jubilant after receiving their degrees and medals with nostalgic and found interacting with their teachers