NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.17 (ANI): Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday conferred an honorary doctorate degree on renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
Senior advocate Arun Mohan, Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh and Deepak Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, Moser Baer India Ltd, also received honourary degrees from the university during it's annual "Convocation 2010".
Over 6,900 students received graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees as well.
Baba Ramdev was honored with "Degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa" by Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity University and Dr. (Mrs.)Amita Chauhan- Chairperson, Amity International Schools.
Baba Ramdev narrated how he studied in shoddy government schools being deprived of the lavish infrastructure and facilities provided by public schools.
"In my entire life's I have not even spent Rs.1, 000 on my education." revealed Baba.
He called upon all the graduating students to realize how much money their parents have spent to provide them best of the education and facilities and now, it is on them to fulfill the long cherished dreams of their parents.
He remarked that Indian talent is recognized and applauded worldwide. In International Universities, Indian students are doing great and have been successful in bringing laurels to the nation.
"Every human being is blessed with a bounty of immense potential, energy and talent, all he has to do is realize these gifts, nurture them and utilize them to the fullest to achieve success in life. We can change our luck with our own mental and physical effort", cited Baba Ramdev. (ANI)