30 March 2017
University School of Open Learning organized its 4th convocation and 44th Prize giving function today in the department Auditorium. Prof. Nuruddin Farah, alumnus of Panjab University, a distinguished author from Somalia, who bagged several prestigious awards including Neustadt International Prize for literature and a several times nominee for Nobel Prize in literature graced the occasion for the convocation address. Delivering his convocation address, Prof. Farah, a strong political voice and advocated for women’s rights in Somalia,
enthused the students by inspiring them to shape their lives in academic institutions, excel in their pursuits to become responsible citizens by doing good to the society. Prof. Farah also asked the students to know and identify their potentials, chart their routes to success and exploit their class room situations in such ways as when they leave their alma matters, they are prepared to meet the demands and challenges of life and society. Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor Panjab University, present on the occasion, expressed his happiness by hosting Prof. Nuruddin Farah at the university and expressed his resolve to publish the
outstanding convocation address given by Prof. Farah and wished him good luck for the Nobel Prize in literature. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Grover called distance education in 21st century as a life line, a road for sustenance to the university and a premier medium for the massification of higher education. Prof. Yojna Rawat, Chairperson USOL, introduced the chief guest and highlighted the achievements of the department by presenting annual report. Prof Lalit K. Bansal gave a vote of thanks. As many as 100 students were conferred degrees and around twenty prizes were awarded to students for their creative excellence.