Jagran Lakecity University held its First Convocation Ceremony on 20th September 2015 at JLU Bhopal Student Enrichment Hub. The Chief Guest for the ceremony, Hon'ble Justice Shri R.C. Lahoti, Former Chief Justice of India and Mr. Hari Mohan Gupta, Hon'ble Chancellor of the university conferred degrees to the first batch of students.

Ms. Nikita Kothari of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mr. Deepu Krishna of Master of Laws and Ms. Swati Sadhwani of Master of Business Administration received the Chancellor's Medal for standing First in the order of merit amongst all the successful candidates of the respective courses. The University also conferred honorary doctorates on two outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through their major contributions to their profession and to society.

Mr. Daisaku Ikeda, President - Soka Gakkai International was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Humanities and Arts). This award was made to Dr. Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his untiring pursuits of peace and love for humanity. He is the third President of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist organization and the founding President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which promotes a philosophy of character development and social engagement for peace.

Mr. Neelabh Banerjee, world's leading cartoonist and communicator was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Media and Communication). Champion of Indian cartooning and visual Arts, the world is his canvas. As a creative story teller and illustrator, he has produced an irresistible blend of visual pieces, graphics & illustrations that have served cartoon art and political satire for nearly 30 years, which greatly merits recognition by the University. Before coming to Jagran Lakecity University, Neelabh received numerous honours at national & International level, as the Times of India's National Art and Illustration Editor, where he served for almost 25 years and currently serves as the National Creative Director at Reliance Industries Ltd.

The First Convocation Ceremony at JLU Bhopal marked an important milestone for students and their families reflecting the culmination of years of hard work. We hope our students will reach great heights and will make the University proud.

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