The 88th Annual Convocation for the session 2017-18 was held in Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya on 12th August, 2019. The chief guest of the day was Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Honble Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Dr. Ramesh K. Arya, Vice President, DAVCMC and Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Director Colleges, DAVCMC New Delhi were the worthy Guests of Honour. Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen gave a warm green welcome to the revered Chief Guest and the Guests of Honour. Other dignitaries who graced the auspicious occasion were Sh. Arvind Ghai, Secretary, DAVCMC, Mr. Avtar Henry (Junior), MLA North, Sh. S.N. Mayor, Sh. Kundan Lal Aggarwal, Sh. Ajay Goswami, Dr. Sushma Chawla, Dr. Pawan Gupta, Principal Dr. S.K. Arora, Principal Dr. Anoop Kumar, Principal Dr. Sanjeev Sood, Sh. Prince Ashok Grover and Sh. Ramesh Sharma.
The convocation began with lighting of the lamp, an invocation to the Almighty and the recital of the DAV Anthem. A total number of 816 graduates and postgraduates received their degrees and pledged to offer their services to the nation as responsible citizens.
Principal Dr. Sareen presented the report highlighting the achievements of the institution in academic, co-curricular and sports sphere for the session 2018-19 with a special focus on the prestigious awards, brilliant university positions, green initiatives and eco-friendly innovative practices. She congratulated the degree holders and shared with the august audience that HMV has started 9 new courses this year and it is the only college in Punjab to start M.Voc. (Cosmetology and Wellness). It is a matter of pride that June 2019 edition of the reputed magazine Outlook dedicated an editorial to the Principal of our institution and described it as Excellent College.
Principal Dr. Sareen also congratulated Dr. Sandhu for GNDUs achievement in winning MAKA Trophy in which HMVs sportswomen had made a major contribution. Some other innovative practices conducted this year are a workshop on Modern Office Practices to upgrade the non-teaching staff through digital knowledge, an event Prati Abhar recognizing the integral role of the supporting staff and launching of donation boxes, Prayas to collect money for providing book bank facility to the needy students.
Dr. Ramesh K. Arya thanked our benefactor and motivator Dr. Punam Suri, Padmashree Awardee, President, DAVCMC for his blessings and conveyed his message of the need of creating awareness that we all are a part of a massive DAV family running no less than 900 schools, 300 colleges and many other institutions across the country. He considered the degree holders very fortunate and exhorted them to focus on professional duties for self-development.
Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu in his convocation address projected a futuristic vision and emphasized the need of being grounded and deciding everything on merit without any discrimination. We are living in a competitive world where honing of business etiquettes, developing communication skills and resorting to self study through intellectual interaction can pave a rosy path for our future. He also emphasized on the need to subscribe to massive open online courses and emerge stronger through physical exercise and meditation.
Dr. Satish Sharma described this day as a turning point in the life of the degree holders. He exhorted them to plant atleast 5 trees as a service to the society. He recognized the contribution of Mahatma Hans Raj and Swami Dayanand in Women Education.
Sh. Arvind Ghai thanked the worthy guests for their words of wisdom and inspired the students to spread the moral values earned in this institution in the world around.
The students enjoyed the folk song presented by Ms. Gursimran. Principal Dr. Sareen honoured Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu by presenting Om Dhvaja. The convener of the function was Dr. Kanwaldeep Kaur, Dean Academics and Co-convener was Dr. Ekta Khosla, Dean Examinations. The stage was conducted by Dr. Anjana Bhatia and Dr. Ramnita Saini Sharda.