It was a day to remember in the annals of HNLU, Raipur which saw its Fourth Convocation on Sunday, 10th January, 2021 conferring degrees to nearly a thousand students from the batches of 2015-2019. Though the event was on virtual mode, yet it never diminished the joy and fervour of the occasion.
In this much awaited Convocation two research scholars were awarded Ph.D., while 223 and 750 students got LL. M. and B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) degrees respectively. It was also an occasion to recognize and reward the academic achievements of the students by awarding them the gold medals. There were 61 gold medal recipients on the occasion from across the batches of 2015 to 2019. Most of the gold medal was awarded to the Girl students.
The Convocation had Shri Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the Chief Justice of India & Visitor of the University, who delivered a special address on the occasion and Shri Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of the State of Chhattisgarh, delivering the Convocation address. Shri Justice P. R. Ramachandra Menon, the Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh & Chancellor of the University conferred the degrees to the gradients.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan, welcomed the gathering and presented the University Report highlighting the salient features and past achievements of the students and University as well as rolling out the plans on the anvil and the future visions.
Thereafter it was the most coveted moment of the occasion – the award of Degrees and Gold Medals. The Chancellor conferred the degrees to the students at the proposal of the Vice Chancellor. The Registrar (I/c), Dr. Deepak Kumar Srivastava announced the names of the Gold Medal awardees and presented the names of the students.
Justice Menon, in his address, urged the students to maintain high level of professional ethics in their future career as well as on a personal note underlined the importance of constant learning from all corners of life. The Chief Justice of India and Visitor of the University, Justice Shri Sharad Arvind Bobde, recalled the contribution of Justice Hidayatullah and exhorted the degree recipients to learn from the life of this great legal maven. He also stressed upon the need to uphold and help uphold the constitutional values in any and every situation.
The convocation address was delivered by the Hon’ble Chief Minister; calling HNLU as the pride of Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel expressed his satisfaction on the performance of the University and congratulated the graduating students and wished further greater success for the students as well as the University.
The event came to its conclusion after the formal announcement of dissolution of the Convocation.