Amity University confers doctorate degrees to Sunil Mittal, Vijay Shekhar Sharma at 2016 convocation

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Gurgaon, Feb.6 (ANI): Amity University Gurgaon honoured global telecom leader, Sunil Bharti Mittal- founder and chairman, Bharti enterprises with honorary Doctorate Degree for techno entrepreneurship and achieving the global eminence in the field of Telecom Sector at the second Convocation at Manesar Campus here wherein over 862 successfully qualified Graduands of various Programs such as Engineering and Technology, Management, Applied Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication, Medical Science, Behavioral Science, Languages and Commerce received UG and PG Degrees.

Accepting the honor and delivering his speech, Sunil Bharti Mittal- congratulated all the graduands and advised them to rejoice the fruit of hard work and make a mark for themselves in the world. Sharing nuggets of wisdom from his more than three decades of experience, Mittal said that when he came into business in 1976, he had a dream to do something exceptional but that time, there was very little space for young entrepreneurs in the industry but today, he stressed, the things have changed remarkably, young entrepreneurs can start whatever they want and capital is easily available to them.

Motivating the students, Mittal remarked that good entrepreneurs seek opportunities and they are not daunted by hurdles. The successful people may not be so smart but they stay with the problems longer with tenacity and have patience to go across the line.

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He remarked that every generation will have opportunities and advised the young graduands to be persistent in whatever they do and stay with the problems for long time in order to become successful. He encouraged them to find places where they can make a difference and resolve some problems in the country – the way he himself did in the Telecom Sector of the country.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm was also conferred Honorary Doctorate Degree for his accomplishments in the payment eco- system and start up Industry that has touched the lives of millions of Indians.

Delivering his acceptance speech, the young icon Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder, Paytm narrated his journey from being a naïve and young graduate of Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1998 to the Founder of Paytm, which has heralded a revolution in the country.

Addressing the young graduands, he stressed that when life puts them in the middle of an incomprehensible situation, make it a learning opportunity, create a legacy which world would look upto and turn it into a story of success to be narrated to others for generations.

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He averred that when he entered the industry, there were no Institutional investors but he single minded pursued his hope to make a difference which catapulted the fate of the country through the introduction of digital currency. He shared that in order to build something substantial, one has to take risks and go against the trends. Encouraging the graduands, he shared that the total GDP of the country will double in next 5-7 years, offering lot of opportunities to the young students and professionals.

Addressing the parents and guardians of the students, he suggested that if their wards have some ideas which seem out of the world, they should let allow them to give it a try atleast for a year, so that they learn to take risk and succeed.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan – Founder President, Amity said that more than 95 percent of the men on earth live and die without any aim, mission or vision but Amitians are very fortunate because they know succinctly what is their mission and vision in lives.

Motivating and inspiring the alumni, Dr. Chauhan said that Amity is an unparallel fraternity in the entire world owing to its dexterous students and their strong conviction and believe in human values. Dr. Chauhan averred that though the graduands might face problems in their lives but the virtues which have been imbibed in them while studying in Amity will stand them in good stead everywhere and anywhere.

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The meritorious Graduands were felicitated with 40 Gold, 38 Silver and 33 Bronze Medals. 12 Trophies were awarded to the students who have excelled in Academics, Sports or co -curricular Activities.

Over 750 graduands from different programmes, smartly clad in beautiful black robes with caps and coloured scarves representing their respective programmes presented a perfect picture of intelligence with human virtues and values.

Over 120 UG students who have successfully completed their minor paper requirements along with their UG Degrees were also awarded Minor Certificates for proficiency in the areas like Journalism, Animation, Management and Economics.

Graduands, accompanied with their family members and acquaintances, beamed with joy and exhilaration as they went down the memory lane, reminiscing college days while re-uniting with their friends, faculty members and Institution Heads. (ANI)

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