Covid-19: Rajasthan University convocation ceremony to be held online
Jaipur: Rajasthan University will celebrate its 75th foundation day and convocation on January 8. While the RU administration had made all the necessary preparations to make it a grand event, state governor Kalraj Mishra has issued instructions that the ceremony should be held online due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in Jaipur.
The Rajasthan government had recently issued guidelines about gathering for events. As per the new guidelines, no more than 100 people can attend a function or event including weddings. Keeping these guidelines in view, the governor's office has asked the RU administration to organize the convocation ceremony online.
On Monday, Jaipur reported 414 new Covid-19 cases. The number of cases is rising at an alarming rate. The state capital had reported 224 new cases on Sunday. It is for the first time in seven months that the case count has crossed 400 in Jaipur.
Vice-Chancellor professor Rajiv Jain said that all the preparations for the convocation ceremony had been completed. In fact, invitation letters had been printed, but since the government has issued new guidelines, the administration has decided to organize the event online as per the directions from the governor's office.
Over 1.50 lakh degrees will be awarded to students in the convocation ceremony. Besides, 117 students will be given gold medals. Governor Kalraj Mishra and higher education minister Rajendra Yadav will attend the ceremony virtually. Only the vice-chancellor and other senior university officials will physically attend the ceremony.