Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sri Sri receives doctorate

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar received an honorary doctorate from the Gujarat Technological University in Ahmedabad. Dr. Kamla Beniwal, Her Excellency the Governor of Gujarat presented the Degree. This marks Sri Sri's 13th doctorate.

AHMEDABAD: Degree certificates were given to over 27,000 students who passed engineering, pharmacy, MBA and MCA courses at the second convocation ceremony of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) held at the new campus in Chandkheda on Saturday. Moreover, 127 medals for meritorious academic performance were also awarded on the occasion.

Special invitees - executive chairman of Larsen and Toubro (L&T) A M Naik and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - were honoured with doctorate degrees while astronaut Sunita Williams was given honorary doctorate in absentia.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that a technical university has granted him an honorary doctorate degree while he works for peace. "Man without education, education without skill, skill without action and action without care with not bring peace. If there is no peace, there will be disaster. Students who have passed out should focus on working with skill and care", he said.

The spiritual leader also toured the new campus even as a huge number of his devotees remained present to take his blessings.
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