HONORABLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI RAM NATH KOVIND PRESIDES OVER THE CONVOCATION CEREMONY
Bangalore, April 18, 2018: Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, was awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) at the Sixth Convocation of the esteemed Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Katra today.
This honour was vested on Mr. Munjal in recognition of his “invaluablecontributions to the nation and strong commitment towards socio-economicdevelopment of the country.”
Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind gracedthe occasion as the Chief Guest, as Shri N N Vohra, Honorable Governor of Jammu& Kashmir, Chancellor SMVDU and Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi ShrineBoard, presented the degree to Mr. Munjal.
Also present were on the occasion were Mehbooba Mufti, Honorable ChiefMinister of Jammu and Kashmir, and Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU.
On receiving the degree, Mr. Pawan Munjal, said, “HeroMotoCorp two-wheelers have been the wheels of growth and socio-economicdevelopment for the nation for over three decades now. We have been developingworld-class mobility solutions in India and making them accessible to millionsof customers across the world, while simultaneously creating world-classmanufacturing excellence in India.
“We are now poised to take a quantum leap towardsinnovation and new-age technology that will further contribute towards thegrowth of India’s manufacturing sector. I am thankful to all our stakeholders,including our employees, partners and vendors, whose cohesive efforts havecontributed immensely to Hero’s successful journey in India and around theworld.”
Addressing students at the convocation ceremony, Mr. Munjal Said, “Beit in the realm of sciences or humanities or finance, your earnestcontributions will drive the growth engine of the Indian economy. The realworld outside this campus is going to throw a variety of challenges. Thus, beprepared, mentally and physically – to face such hurdles and hold your own.Don’t aim to just become good managers but focus on being the change agents forour society.”
Hero MotoCorp Ltd., has been the world’s largest two-wheelermanufacturer for the past 17 years. Very recently, Hero became the onlytwo-wheeler company to achieve the landmark of7.59 million unit sales ofmotorcycles and scooters in a financial year (FY’18).
Within a short span of time, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University hasemerged as a centre of excellence for technical education in the region. Sinceits inauguration in 2004 by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the graduates of theUniversity have been privileged to be addressed, at the convocations, by Dr.Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India; Dr. Narayan Murthy, FormerChairman Infosys; Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Former President of India;Shri. Hamid Ansari, Former Vice-President of India and Shri. Narendra Modi,Prime Minister of lndia.