SGI President Ikeda Receives the 17th & 18th Honorary Doctorates from India

SGI President Ikeda Receives the 17th & 18th Honorary Doctorates from India

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SGI President Ikeda receives the 17th honorary doctorate from India! ✨ Jaipur National University (ranked 19th amongst the country’s private universities) conferred Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda for the first time on 21st November 2019 at a ceremony held at Dr Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi, in recognition of his profound contribution to Peace Building and Sustainability. ✨ Dr. Preeti Bakshi, Executive Director, Jaipur National University and Prof. H.N. Verma VC, Jaipur National University presented the doctorate and citation while Mr. Hiromasa Ikeda, Senior Vice President of Soka Gakkai, received the honorary doctorate on behalf of President Ikeda and read out his acceptance speech. ✨ Expressing his gratitude to Jaipur National University President Ikeda said, “Jaipur National University embraces the ideal of student-centered learning and upholds the highest standards of scholarly rigour and commitment as well as the passion to pursue learning over the course of a lifetime”. ✨ Dr. Sandeep Bakshi, Chancellor of Jaipur National University, mentioned about President Ikeda's path-breaking peace initiatives in a message he sent for the occasion. He said, "Ikeda's vision encompasses borderless Buddhist humanism that emphasises free thinking and personal development based on respect for all forms of life.” He further added, “I am somebody who believes that until your mission becomes your obsession, your gifts will not become your glory. Ikeda’s presence is a reminder to all of us that real leaders never negotiate their standards,” he added. “It is a reminder of the potential to do such extraordinary work that the world can’t take its eyes off you.” ✨ Congratulations! ✨ #daisakuikeda #jaipurnationaluniversity #bsgindiaofficial #bharatsokagakkai #jaipur

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SGI President Ikeda receives the 18th honorary doctorate from India! ✨ On Friday, 22nd November 2019, President Ikeda was conferred an honorary doctorate in Sustainability Management in recognition of his profound contribution to Peace Building and Sustainability by the Xavier School of Sustainability, Bhubaneshwar at the 5th Annual Sustainability Summit held in Bhubaneswar at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar Campus. ✨ This is the first time President Ikeda has received a doctorate in Sustainability Management and the first Honorary doctorate given by the University to an overseas recipient. ✨ The Doctoral Ceremony presentation was conducted by Fr. Antony R. Uvari, Vice Chancellor, and Fr. Augustine, Registrar at the Xavier University Bhubaneswar while Mr. Hiromasa Ikeda, Senior Vice President of Soka Gakkai, received the honorary doctorate on behalf of President Ikeda and read out his acceptance speech. ✨ President Ikeda praised the spirit of magis (“greater” or “more” in Latin) upheld by Xavier University Bhubaneswar and lauded the spirit demonstrated by this institution’s continuous progress and development, overcoming one challenge after another to produce a surging wave of pioneers of intellect. ✨ Dr. Fr. Uvari referred to President Ikeda as a “Prince of Peace”. He went on to say, “What a privilege this day is for all of us gathered here to witness and celebrate the confluence of peacebuilders in a place that witnessed the conversion of a warrior to a messenger of peace. I can very proudly say that our journey has reached an important milestone today as we are conferring the honorary doctorate on Dr. Daisaku Ikeda in Sustainable Management.” ✨ Congratulations! ✨ #xub #bhubaneswar #xavieruniversitybhubaneswar #xavieruniversity #daisakuikeda #bsgindiaofficial #bharatsokagakkai

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Conferment of Honorary Doctorates on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

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