M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, delivered the first Dr Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Lecture, at Dr BR Ambedkar International Convention Centre, New Delhi. The event started with chanting of Vedic Hymns by students of Bharatiya Chaturdham Ved Nyas Institution at Prayagraj.

Shri Saket Jaipuria, Vice Chairman of Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, in his welcome speech, mentioned the genesis of the Jaipuria groups educational ventures and the contribution of Dr Rajaram Jaipuria in spreading the light of education substantially during his lifetime, carrying a family legacy forward. He further said that the presence of the Vice President is a great honour for the Jaipuria Fraternity.

Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, Jaipuria Group of Institutions discussed the thought behind choosing the theme for the lecture – “Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethics”, as something very dear to the heart of Dr Rajaram Jaipuria. He drew a parallel between the philosophical inclination of Hon’ble Vice President and Dr Rajaram Jaipuria and further emphasized that the stature of the event has been greatly enhanced by the Chief Guest of the occasion, Shri Vekaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India.

In his address, the Vice president of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his happiness for being part of this occasion. He said, “An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die”. I am therefore glad that the Ideals and Values for which Dr Rajaram Jaipuria stood for, all his life, have been carefully nurtured by his successors, and we have assembled here today to celebrate his Idea of ‘Empowering the Next Generations through Quality Education”.

Dr SK Mahapatra, Director, Jaipuria School of Business proposed the vote of thanks and expressed deep gratitude to the Vice President for his gracious presence.