Thousands of college students from Punjab, India and elsewhere in Asia will discover and get to know more about the Commonwealth of Dominica, when Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit mingles with them on graduation day, next Tuesday.
Prime Minister Skerrit has been invited to attend and address the Commencement Ceremony of Lovely Professional University. Lovely is the largest single campus university in India. It has a student enrollment of in excess of 30,000, with a faculty of almost 4,000, and offers more than 200 academic degree programs.
The Dominica Prime Minister was selected as Chief Guest of the Convocation, because of what Chancellor Ashok Mittal described as his “enormous global impact”; being among the youngest, yet longest serving leaders in the democratic world today.
In tribute to this distinguished record, the university will, at the same commencement ceremony, confer on Prime Minister Skerrit the Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa….which, in essence, is an Honorary Doctorate.
Mr. Skerrit will spend time in the Punjab state interfacing with the Chancellor, staff and students of Lovely University, with a view to selling the virtues of Dominica as an ideal location for an offshore campus of the university.
From India, the Prime Minister journeys to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet with current and future investors, particularly those associated with several infrastructural projects earmarked to start in Dominica in the weeks and months ahead.
During Mr. Skerrit’s absence from the State, Hon. Justina Charles, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture will act as Prime Minister.