FLAME University, the pioneer of liberal education in India, hosted its annual convocation on 21st May 2022 at its campus in Pune, wherein students from the undergraduate and postgraduate classes of 2022 were conferred their academic qualifications. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-chief and Chairman, ThePrint, was the Chief Guest at the convocation presided by Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, Flame University along with members of the Governing Body, Board of Management, Academic Council, Deans, Faculty, and other senior members of the FLAME community.
The convocation ceremony also witnessed the felicitation of students for their scholastic performance in academics in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These students were honored with medals for their excellent academic and overall accomplishments.
Addressing the graduating students, Chief Guest, Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-chief and Chairman, ThePrint, said, “The crux of being a good leader is – he never plays the blame game. A leader is also one who has a big heart and they are never lazy or lethargic. A leader does not work from behind, he works from the front. A leader should have great ambitions and be curious at every point. They should not be ashamed to be ambitious. Leaders should have self-accountability – they should take responsibility for their actions and quickly recover from any impulse to blame others. And finally, a leader should believe in themselves.”
Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University, remarked, “This is a new beginning. You all will be leaving your comfort zones behind and facing the real world that will help you to carve yourselves as strong and potential individuals. As you venture out, you have the opportunity to play your part: to help create a better future for your families, your communities, and the country. But during all of this, I hope you learn to enjoy the journey you embark upon. Do not rush along this voyage, but experience it.”
The convocation ceremony saw faces beaming with happiness and pride. Despite having had a rollercoaster ride to their final destination due to the pandemic, the graduating batches were seen having the determination to embark on their future journey into the real world.
The convocation was also streamed live on FLAME University’s YouTube channel.