Experiential learning pioneer, JK Lakshmipat University, celebrated the 108th Birth Anniversary of its founder, Lala Lakshmipat Singhania, in great style and fervor with Chief Guest, Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), at its spacious 30-acre modern , environmentally conscious campus in Jaipur on November 23, 2018. Following the lighting of lamp and Saraswati Vandana by the Chief Guest, bust of late Shri Lala Lakshmipat Singhania was garlanded. Dr. R L Raina, Vice Chancellor of the University welcomed the guest and shared the initiatives taken by the University during the year. Thereafter, welcome address was delivered by Shri Bharat Hari Singhania, Chancellor of the University. In his address he shared that quality health and education for all has been at the core of all JKO endeavors. As a tribute to his father, Lala Lakshmipat Singhania and fond remembrance of his brother, Late Shri Hari Shankar Singhania, he shared the JKO philosophy and urged the students to utilize their time and energy constructively while on campus in developing themselves for future. He also announced the launching of a new constituent of the University in the form of “Institute of Design” that will offer programmes in the areas of interactional design, product design and prototype design from the academic year 2019-20.
In his ceremonial address, Dr. Sahasrabudhe, the chief guest of the ceremony, stated that enhancing employability skills with a strong foothold on value system and an eye on environment is the need of the hour. He emphasized on the need of experimentation and innovation without the fear of failure. He further added the need to discourage rote learning and bring about reforms in assessment systems to have outcome-based evaluation. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Shri Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University. The formal function was followed by cultural performances by well-known Rajasthani Sufi and folk singing group, ‘Bundu Khan Langa & Group’.