Vaish was among the 2780, including 29 gold medallists, who were invited to the convocation ceremony.
There is a common saying that there is no age apt for learning. It’s a lifelong process. The education of a man is not complete until he dies, said Robert E. Lee. The same has happened with a 98-year-old man who has become the recipient of a postgraduate degree at the 12th annual convocation of Nalanda Open University.
Raj Kumar Vaish was awarded a master’s degree in economics by Meghalaya governor Ganga Prasad at the convocation function of NOU, Patna. He had enrolled in MA (Economics) in 2015.
The university’s registrar S P Sinha told PTI that a total of 22,100 students were awarded various degrees this year. Vaish was among the 2780, including 29 gold medallists, who were invited to the convocation ceremony.
Vaish is probably the oldest person to get a post graduate (PG) degree from this university, university official informed. He choose to receive the degree from the governor with the help of a walker.
The university will preserve his notebooks as a source of inspiration for the youth, Sinha added.
Vaish completed his graduation from Agra University in 1938 and secured a degree in LLB in 1940, but did not pursue post-graduation after getting a job as a ‘law officer’ with Christian Mica Industry at Koderma (now in Jharkhand). He retired as a general manager from the company in the early 1980s.
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