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Noble Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka at Chandigarh University

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Curiosity is the mother of all inventions as it tends to make human think and imagine the things: Noble Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka

1130 awarded degrees during 6th Annual Convocation of Chandigarh University

“Today is 20th July a historical day for mankind as the first man stepped on moon today 50 years back cutting across the limitations,” said Noble Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka. He was speaking during the 6th Annual Convocation ceremony of Chandigarh University, Gharuan. While giving a message to the students, Noble Laureate said, “Curiosity is the mother of all inventions as it tends to make human think and imagine the things which otherwise seems to be impossible today”. While quoting the world-famous scientist, Stephen Hawking Prof. Soyinka said, “Para-Olympics games are a beautiful example of making the impossible things possible as the differently-abled sports-persons prove their mental strength by doing things differently”.

While giving the success mantra to the young graduates of the university, the noble laureate said, “It is the imagination and creativity that we could realize the dream of landing onto moon”. He advised the students not to run away from questions as the nature has given us brains to find solutions to the questions.  More than 1130 students which included 3 Ph.D. students, 443 Post-Graduate students and 687 Graduate students of Engineering batch 2014-18 were awarded degrees during the convocation ceremony.

More than 26 University toppers were awarded Gold Medals for their out-standing performance in academics in their respective streams.  “Universities have to play a crucial role to breed leaders of tomorrow who can take our country forward and achieve the target of making India a developed nation,” said Vice-Chancellor, Dr. R.S.Bawa.