The Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai celebrated its XIth Convocation ceremony on March 20, 2015. The dignitaries entered the auditorium with the traditional graduation march.


The solemn ceremony began by invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Chief guest was, Dr.Praful Desai, Senior Surgical Oncologist, Mumbai and former director of Tata Memorial Hospital and Medical Centre. The dignitaries on the dais were Mr. Navin Shah, Chairman Lotus Hospital Trust, Dr.B.R.Barwale, Trustee- Lotus Trust, Dr.Jaydeep Nikam, Director, School of Health Sciences, YCMOU, Dr.Preethi Pradhan, Dean- Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Mrs. Anahita Dastur, chairperson, Mr. Pancham Kulkarni, Registrar and Mrs. Prema Chande, Principal of Lotus College of Optometry.



After lighting the ceremonial lamp, Mrs. Prema Chande, delivered the welcome address. She gave a brief overview of the activities conducted by the college over the year and highlighted the achievements in the last academic year. Mrs. Anahita Dastur briefed the audience on the future plans regarding growth and development of Lotus College. And during her talk, she described a project of providing free low vision devices to needy individuals and Dr.Pradful Desai and Dr.Preethi Pradhan, unveiled the plaque and declared the Baliwalla-Kotiyan project open. This was feasible due to a donation received from Mr.Kotiyan from the UK, a friend of Late Shree Naval P Baliwalla. This was followed by the felicitation of Dr.Desai and Dr.Pradhan, our guest of honor.                                            


The convocation ceremony then began with Optometry Oath taken by the young graduates. Awards and certificates were then distributed by Dr. Desai and Dr.Pradhan. The best out-going student of the year award for B.Optom program was given to Ms.Mrudul Naik. The Dr.Kankaria scholarship of Rs.25,000/- was given to Ms.Sana Merchant, for her all rounded performance during the four academic years.


Lotus College graduated 21 bachelors and 7 post graduates in the year 2014. Ms.Deepali Asolkar, was awarded as the best out-going student for the Master’s batch for the year 2014.



The convocation ceremony concluded with vote of thanks by Ms.Hiral Korani. The ceremony was a well-attended function by several dignitaries from the ophthalmic and optometric fraternities, alumni, and parents.

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