06 Oct 2021 19:18 IST

BV Doshi delivers keynote address at Anant University convocation

The Ahmedabad-based design university conferred degrees to more than 300 students.

Architect Padma Bhushan delivered the keynote address at the third convocation ceremony of Anant National University, Ahmedabad. Pritzker Prize Laureate BV Doshi was the chief guest. More than 300 graduates from Anant Fellowship, School of Architecture, School of Design, and the first batch of Anant Fellowship for Climate Action were conferred with degrees this year. The event, organised in blended mode, was attended by 162 graduates on-campus and 141 students online.

Renowned architect BV Doshi marked the need for a dream to discover and create a more inclusive built habitat at a community and global level that will give meaning and joy to the existence of everyone. He congratulated all the graduates and asked them to envision and celebrate a holistic life.

Dr Anunaya Chaubey, Provost of Anant National University, congratulated the fresh graduates and imparted advice on bringing sanity and health into the built environment in the post-pandemic world. He advised students to take inspiration from BV Doshi's creations, thinking and teachings and learn to integrate their roots, traditions, concern for the community and nature with sustainable contemporary technologies and practices and offer contextual solutions.