Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB), one of the leading private universities of India celebrated the 2nd convocation ceremony. A batch of 578 students graduated from various programmes of MBA in Business management, Rural Management, Human Resource, Part Time MBA and Mass Media Journalism &Communications.
Welcoming the guests, faculties and students, Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul FernandesS.J., Vice-Chancellor & Director XUB, in his inspiring speech, said,“Two years ago many of you came from all over India, from all the states with high hopes. Today this institute and university does proud to Orissa and to India. Today you are happily graduated. My congratulations to each one of you on your success and I would also congratulate the parents and the faculty for nurturing your hopes. As the destiny of this university shall have it, you were the historical batch to have lived fully in this university. The university sends you as corporate citizens, as social thinkers, as nation builders to all parts of India and the world. Be ever ready to move on in life to greater heights in the spirit of ‘Magis’. As you move on from this university to the larger world of transformations on nav nirmaans, stay in touch with us and be transformed in the spirit of the vision of this university, enabling people to make extraordinary lives”. He urged to students to be ‘lifelong learners’and be friends till the end, cause “friends who are not friends till the end are not real friends.” Quoting from the Holy Bible he said, “God sends his rain on the just and the unjust alike. We are not here to judge anyone. Go forth and make a mark - a distinguishing mark of eminence,quality andexcellence of the highest orders.”
Mr. RajiveKaul, Chairman NICCO Corporation Limited, Kolkata & Chairman of the Xavier University Board of Governors, in his address to the students stated that though there is a crisis looming large in the world economy, India shall hopefully achieve a growth of close to 8% and by the year 2025 an average Indian will be richer by four times. He urged to students stepping out of the campus to contribute and be an integral part of India’s growth path.
The ceremony concluded with a speech by the Chief Guest for the evening, Mr.Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India Limited. Congratulating everyone Mr. Narayanan reaffirmed Fr. Paul’srecommendation to remain ‘lifelong students’ by citing his recent learning’s during the turmoil which Nestle had to pass through. He shared valuable inputs with the students encouraging them to make the world a better place for themselves, for their families and the society whilekeeping in mind the mantra of ‘10 Cs’: Clarity, Competence, Credibility, Courage, Concentration, Creativity, Constraints, Compassion, Continuous Learning and Contentment; in order to stay ahead in life.
While advocating that they should work hard but not at the cost of sacrificing time for self, family or friends, he mentioned‘work life balance’ is a sort of misnomer as work is part of life. Thus, all one need to essentially do is to balance one’s life.
Among the top rank holders who were recognized and awarded with Gold Medals were -NTPC Gold Medal Topper-Archana Mishra, ShreyaGoyanka, Saikat Mukherjee, Riga Das, RituparnaMohanty, BasavanneppaSankeshwar, Nibedan Kumar Bhawsinka, JalajPathak, RadhikaRajgopalSarda, Avisekh Kumar Maharana and Nishant Mishra.
Also present in the convocation ceremony were Fr. Antony Uvary, S.J., Registrar, XUB &XIMB; Prof. Biswa Swarup Misra Academic Dean; Prof. Snigdha Patanaik Academic Dean, XSHRM and Prof. Kajri Mishra Academic Dean, XSRM.