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10th Convocation

The 10th convocation ceremony of HSC was held on the auspicious day of Adi Sankara Jayanti at the very ancestral maternal birth home of Bhagavan Adi Sankaracharya at Veliyanad. The programme started with the MC Binu calling upon Girija Amma for the invocation prayer, followed by welcome address and presentation of Home Study Courses (HSC) Report by Sunil Kumar, Head - Home Study Courses & Marketing.

HSC is reaching out to the spiritual seekers across the world breaking all barriers. HSC is reaching out to about 18,000 students spanning several countries across the world.  Enrolment for 2018 stood at 1604 and from Jan 2019 till date, it was 607 students. HSC has been disseminating the spiritual knowledge through postal, online and webinar modes. The webinar was started in 2015 and about 2750 students have registered for various webinar courses till date. He said that many changes are in the offing to make the student experience a pleasant one.

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Dr. Gauri Mahulikar, Vice Chancellor & Dean, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth University was the Chief Guest of the function.  She was introduced by Br. Sagar Chaitanya.  At the outset, Dr. Gauri Mahulikar congratulated all the students who had completed the various courses.  She spoke how such courses offered helps builds up our traditional and spiritual culture, especially among the younger generation.

Few of the students shared their feedback about their courses, its benefits and how it has helped in their inner transformation.

The residential Tutors of CIF have been instrumental in ensuring the exam papers of the students are evaluated on time and graded thus enabling students to progress steadily. Tutors are also helping HSC by conducting various online video & webinar courses / classes.  HSC honoured these Tutors expressing its reverence, love and gratitude.

Pujya Swami Advayananda began the presidential address saying that it is knowledge which makes us humble and turns into wisdom. Wisdom is Knowledge plus Practise.  It is for this that such courses on Vedanta helps in transforming our knowledge into wisdom.  The HSC staff members were also appreciated and felicitated for their dedication and hard work enabling smooth functioning of HSC.

The traditional convocation maxim from Taittiriya Upanishad, Shishya Anushasanam was led by Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati. This was followed by certificate distribution and prasada pustika by Dr. Gauri Mahulikar, Pujya Swami Advayananda and Pujya Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati to the students who had completed various courses.

Shyni proposed the vote of thanks.  The function concluded with closing prayers and a photo session of all the certified students along with the revered dignitaries.