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Mysore University confers doctorate on Sudha Murthy

Mysore University confers doctorate on Sudha Murthy

<p style="font-weight: 400;">Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy was conferred with a doctorate by the Mysore University for her yeomen contribution to society and the nation.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the university's graduate students and faculty on the occasion and congratulated Murthy and the medal-winning students.</p>
"The century-old Mysore University has been doing 'vidya daan' to thousands of students who contributed to the nation's development. Second President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan taught at the university and guided the students," Modi said.

Murthy (70) is the wife of Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayan Murthy, and author of many books in English, Kannada and Marathi.

The university also honored 30 students with gold medals during its centenary convocation at Crawford Hall in the campus.

Quoting noted Kannada litterateur Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar's famous saying 'Shikshanave Jeevanada Belaku' (education is light of life), Modi said the memorable words had a lot of relevance even now.

Wishing the people of Mysuru for Dasara, Modi spoke a few lines in Kannada and wished the graduating students who bagged degrees, gold medals and cash prizes.
<p style="font-weight: 400;">State Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan, who is also the Higher Education Minister, and university Vice-Chancellor G. Hemantha Kumar were present on the occasion.</p>
The Crawford Hall was sanitized ahead of the event and seating arrangements were made for only 100 dignitaries, including 30 gold medal winners in view of the Covid-induced restrictions on large public gatherings to contain the pandemic spread.

Set up way back in 1916, the university was the sixth across the country and the first in Karnataka.
<p style="font-weight: 400;">The University was founded by the erstwhile Mysore princely state Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and the then Diwan Sir M.V. Visvesvaraya.</p>.