Moragoda chief guest at JGU celebrations

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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda was the chief guest of the Independence Day celebrations organised by the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat when India celebrated its 75th Anniversary of Independence.

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), one of the premium private universities in India, is a multi-disciplinary and research-oriented university which was founded in 2009.

Addressing the students and the faculty of the university, High Commissioner Moragoda extended his warm congratulations to them on the landmark anniversary of India’s independence.

Speaking on the legacy based on age-old relations between Sri Lanka and India, he also referred to the fact that year 2022 marks the 80th Anniversary of establishment of official relations between Sri Lanka and India in 1942, with the former sending Sir D.B. Jayatilaka as its representative to India.

To mark this important juncture, the High Commissioner proposed a research paper competition among the students of the O.P. Jindal Global University on 80 years of Indo-Lanka relations and Sir D.B. Jayatilaka’s pioneering role therein.

A large number of students and faculty members attended the Independence Day celebrations.

Established as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor Naveen Jindal in memory of his father O.P. Jindal, the university today has twelve schools with more than 9,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time faculty members.