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Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani receives honorary doctorate
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya (SCSVMV) University of Kanchipuram has awarded Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani with an honorary doctorate. Nita Ambani is wife of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani.

The University conferred upon her the honorary doctorate in recognition of her work in the fields of education, philanthropy and social work. Nita Ambani is also the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai.

SCSVMV University is a deemed to be University located at Enathur near Kanchipuram. The University was formed in 1993 under the stewardship of the Sri KanchiKamakotiPeetam Charitable Trust has a unique focus on integrating traditional knowledge with modern scientific practices.

Nita Ambani, speaking at the 17th convocation of SCSVMV University said, ?My work has just started and there is so much more needs to achieve. I have spent the last two decades on building educational institutions.?

Nita Ambani?s work in the field of education has received widespread acclaim. She said, ?I strongly believe that education should be made a national priority. Education is not a tool for development individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dream.?

Others present during the convocation included University chancellor S Jayarama Reddy, Cognizant technology solutions Vice-Chairman R Lakshminarayanan and Kanchi seers - Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi.

R. Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman of Cognizant Technology Solutions, a US-based information technology company with large operations in India, offered some career advice to the students at the convocation. He said students can go into teaching or research, take up a job or become entrepreneurs. 

He stressed on the need for entrepreneurs in India and urged them to look at it as a viable career option. Entrepreneurs have a huge impact on any society and also help in creating jobs for other he said.

Nita Ambani was praised widely for her efforts in rehabilitating children in Uttarakhand in light of the devastating floods. She opined that education was the bedrock was of a sustainable and vibrant society and this was a critical aspect in restoring normalcy to the region. Reliance Foundation immediately decided to build three new schools in the affected region to help the children in restarting a normal life.

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