Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica chaired the sixth convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU).
The convocation was held at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. In all, 7810 regular, distance education and part-time students of 2015 batch received degrees and diplomas. Prime Minister Skerrit honoured gold medalists and toppers of various LPU academic programs of 2015 batch.
The University has conferred a 'Honoris Causa' Doctor of Letters degree upon Prime Minister Skerrit for his dynamism, farsightedness and innovative leadership. The honour was also given in recognition of his sincere desire to build international harmony among nations and for his outstanding public services and excellent governance.
“Believe in yourself, your remarkable country and the creator. Step out with great force to face the world on positive notes; you, too, can become PM, CEO or a leading global entrepreneur. By your great doings, you too, can encourage and motivate the young generation next to you,” said the Prime Minister.
The PM had also expressed his desire to collaborate with the institution for students and for culture exchange programmes.
"Geometrical boundaries should not be challenges for us. The honour which I have received here, I dedicate the same to the youth of both the countries India and Dominica for their diligence and hard work, and urge them to create and navigate a new globalized world,” the prime minister said.