Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jagdeo conferred with Doctor of Literature

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo was yesterday conferred with a Doctor of Literature by the Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil University in Mumbai at its annual convocation ceremony.
President Jagdeo, in accepting the award, alluded to the global trends of greater access to information which will change the demand for educational services and technical expertise. India has emerged as a leader in modernising and expanding education to meet not only its domestic demand, but has also strategically positioned itself to be able to offer this expertise to other countries. The president also challenged the more than 1000 graduates to continue to excel in their respective disciplines as they venture into the world of employment, and also to understand the linkages between the various disciplines and the environment, and how the global environment and the rapid and unprecedented changes taking place will influence every sector and every academic discipline.

President Bharrat Jagdeo being conferred with a Doctor of in Literature.

Recognizing the global challenges, President Jagdeo pointed to the opportunities for many cultures to work together. The rich cultural heritage and tradition of India and Guyana have provided a good foundation for the two countries to continue to work closely.
The sterling contribution by the D.Y Patil Group towards improving the education sector in India was also commended.
Professor M.S Swaminathan, in his presentation, lauded the effort by the University to recognize President Jagdeo and the important contribution Guyana has been making towards sustainable forest management and offering lessons that can serve as a global example for other forest countries.
Another recipient was Dr. Makarand Jawadekar, former executive of Pfizer global research and development, who received a Doctor of Science.
The Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil University is part of the D.Y Patil Group, one of the largest groups in India in the area of private education, and which has over 100 educational institutions with over 100, 000 students covering a range of disciplines.

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