World Design University Celebrates First Convocation Ceremony
The World Design University unveiled its pioneering batches on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the World Design University Campus at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, Haryana. To honor the occasion was present the chief guest, Honorable Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways who encouraged the budding designers with his insightful and motivational speech.
Founded in 2018, WUD has grown and evolved by leaps and bounds. Be it architecture, automotive design, performing arts, fashion, product design or communication, the University has reached new heights, setting benchmarks for other institutes more seasoned. It is nothing less than a feat that on this special day in June, the first group of 140 students leave their nest and take their first flight in a sky that knows no borders.
Addressing the students at the graduation ceremony, Shri Nitin Gadkari said, “First of all, I congratulate all the students who are here to graduate and wish them a bright and rewarding future. It is an honor for me to be present here among such talented young minds and I deeply believe that your role is very crucial in the development and upliftment of India as a nation.I have two philosophies which, I think, coincides very well with your vocation stream; firstly – knowledge is powerful and secondly – nothing is wasted I believe that these two virtues, when used with the right kind of research, study and execution, can bring exponential value.In your profession, you can understand how knowing the needs of the masses can lead to recycling materials and minimizing landfills that lead to pollution.Your profession is the key to sustainability in all sectors.”
Elaborating further, he cited examples of rice straw pollution prevalent in the Haryana region and explained how ‘parali’ or thatch was not only converted into biofuel to serve as a lifeline in transportation in the region, but also by products that would help minimize pollution and benefit farmers. in Hariana.
Overwhelmed and elated beyond words, Dr Sanjay Gupta (Vice-Chancellor, World Design University) shared the purpose and objectives behind the university, “A university’s first convocation is the culmination of years of hard work by students and faculty. It is a day of rejoicing for the whole university and we are so happy to have Shri Nitin Gadkari, HMoRTH to celebrate it. Shri Gadkari has become a technocratic leader who carries with him elements of innovation as well as pragmatism. There can be no better choice to inspire the next generation of designers coming out of college.“
Glad to see a dream come true, Vijayant Bansal (Pro-Chancellor, WUD) said, “I am proud of what has truly emerged from a mission that Dr. Gupta held so dear to his heart and I am in awe of his vision. It’s a very special moment for us to see our first batches unfold; the students we have trained are all ready to go out and paint their hues in a world that will now be their canvas. I am deeply grateful to Shri Nitin Gadkari for making this day so memorable for us and the students here, for giving us all the moments that we will cherish forever. I wish the young minds of WUD the best for everything in life.“
To promote excellence, the University has instituted three medals to be awarded to the best. These included the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the university’s best overall performance in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Gold and silver medals for the best programs in each program were also awarded.
The winner of the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for Best Overall Performance for the 2021 batch was Ms Kritika Varma from Fashion School. The winner of the Academic Excellence Gold Medal for the 2020 batch was Ms. Kanchan Joshi from Fashion School. The winner of the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for 2020 was Mrs. Vrinda Malik from the School of Fashion and the winner of the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for the 2021 batch was Mr. Anup Rai from the fashion school.
Graduation ceremonies are always special and the first for any institute is exceptional. The most important day for this young university resounded with the liveliness of the students and Shri Gadkari who, with her charisma and dynamism, left an impact on the budding young designers.
Take a look at the ceremony below!