The new campus of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism and Communication University, located in 50 acres of lush green land, was inaugurated recently by the Vice President of India and Visitor of the University, Jagdeep Dhankhar. The Vice president also awarded degrees to 450 postgraduate students, including 24 PhD students at the fourth convocation ceremony held at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Auditorium.
Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Minister, Mohan Yadav, Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, local MLA P.C. Sharma, University VC Prof. (Dr.) K.G. Suresh, Members of the General Council and Academic Council, and Registrar Dr. Avinash Vajpayee graced the occasion along with Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar, wife of the Vice President.
In his address, the Vice President congratulated all the students who received the degrees. He asked the students to be proud of their Indian heritage and always keep the national interest paramount while doing journalism. The Vice President was very happy to see students dressed alike and praised the traditional attire representing different states of the country in an educational institute. He said he was overwhelmed to see a glimpse of North, South, East, and West in their attire and will always remember it. Describing the press as a sentinel, he said that it has a huge responsibility on its shoulders and he also urged the media to introspect as journalists play the biggest role in uprooting corruption. He called upon the press to avoid negativity and sensationalizing news and highlight the positive aspects of the society and nation.