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2rd December 2017

Kapil Wadhawan awarded Honorary Doctorate from Jagran Lakecity University
Key Highlights
  • Kapil Wadhawan, Chairman, Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) has been bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate in Management from Jagran Lakecity University, Madhya Pradesh
  • The honour is in recognition of his single-minded focus on financial inclusion and social equality.
  • The Jagran Lakecity Business School is one of the best business schools in India, ranking 22nd in an all-India survey. The Jagran Lakecity University has been recognized as the best private university in Madhya Pradesh in 2017-18 by Education World Ranking.

Mr. Kapil Wadhawan, Chairman, Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Management by the Jagran Lakecity University, Madhya Pradesh. This distinction is a recognition of Mr. Wadhawan’s single-minded focus on the vision of financial and social equality advocated by his father, Late Shri Rajesh Wadhawan during his lifetime.

The conferment of the University’s highest honour took place at the convocation ceremony held at its Bhopal campus on 2nd December 2017. Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Chairman, Jagran Social Welfare Society and Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, presented the degree to him.

Commenting on the University’s decision to confer the Honorary Doctorate on Mr. Wadhawan, Professor Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University said, “The Honorary Doctorate is awarded to individuals who have made a meaningful impact through their business leadership. Mr. Wadhawan is a distinguished entrepreneur who has made an invaluable contribution towards driving financial inclusion and social equality. In the last 18 years, he has led the growth of DHFL from a monoline housing finance company to a world-class financial conglomerate that WGC is today. Further, he has guided the group to craft an enduring CSR vision that seeks to empower the marginalized through the foundation of education.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Wadhawan said, “At WGC, we believe education is the key to solving the inequality gap. It is with this in mind that I humbly accept this distinction. This recognition is an acknowledgement of our commitment to enable empowerment and social equity through our business and community efforts. I dedicate this distinction to my father as it inspires me to pursue his mission of universal financial inclusivity with greater belief and conviction.”

Mr. Wadhawan was among a distinguished group of people who were presented Honorary Degrees by the Chancellor of the University. Addressing the congregation, Mr.Wadhawan spoke to the students about their responsibilities in the fast-changing business world. He reminded them that as citizens of the world, they need to break barriers and make rules that will help in unifying the prevailing discrimination and protectionist movement ruling global politics. Further, he underlined the opportunities for progress that an equal world presented and how the new generation should work hard to convert the ‘can’ to ‘will’.

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