ICFAI University Sikkim celebrates its 14th Convocation Ceremony

Gangtok, October 29 (IPR): ICFAI University Sikkim celebrated its 14th Convocation Ceremony here in the Capital, today. Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang attended the programme as the Chief Guest. The programme was virtually presided over by Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad.

Attending as the Guests of Honour were Minister for Education, Shri K. N. Lepcha, and Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court, Shri Justice Biswanath Somadder. The programme also had the presence of Additional Chief Secretary, Education, Shri G.P. Upadhyaya, Secretary to HCM Shri SD Dhakal, Vice Chancellor ICFAI University Sikkim, Dr Jagannath Patnaik, Registrar ICFAI University, Shri Sudip Mukherjee and Teaching Faculty and Non-Teaching staff of ICFAI University.

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang in his address expressed gratitude to be partaking in the 14th Convocation of ICFAI University, Sikkim. He congratulated the graduates and their parents for their achievement. In response to the pandemic that has affected the learning institutions worldwide leading to the near closure of schools, colleges and universities, he congratulated ICFAI University Sikkim for delivering excellent education using online modes during the pandemic. In his message, he urged the students to remember the ethics that are necessary to succeed and achieve any goal.

He applauded the bold ambitions and initiatives of the students and suggested them to be ready to face any challenges which appear in the unpredictable hours. He asserted that the State government has been working towards upgrading Sikkim and making it an educational hub, introducing various courses of higher studies in different disciplines along various parts of the state.

The Chief Minister also took the opportunity to congratulate the Vice-Chancellor, all the members of the teaching faculty, the administrative supporting staff who have discharged their responsibilities to the best of their abilities. He also congratulated Former Vice Chief of Army, Lieutt. General (Retd.) Shri Arvinder Singh Lamba, Chairperson, Special Olympics Bharat, Dr Mallika Nadda, and Secretary Government of Sikkim, Shri S D Dhakal (an eminent writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner of 2020) on being awarded the Honoris Causa, Doctorate.

Lastly, he congratulated the VC, Dean, Registrar, Managing Committee and the officials of ICFAI University, Sikkim for organizing this virtual convocation for the students of the University and for successfully imparting education continuously despite the challenging situation and for keeping the students engaged in their academic endeavour.

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