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My Dad’s convocation

They say there is no age limit to learn/study. And there were many people to prove that right in Sravanabelugola last Sunday. I was their to witness my Dad’s convocation.

After teaching thousands of students for more than 34 years of his life as a teacher, my dad was again sitting as a proud student wearing convocation gown & waiting to collect his certificate. He is 67 years old and he was not the eldest in the group of students. There were many retired professionals like my dad and eldest one being 80+ years. It was fun to watch those elders fluttering around in their dark blue gowns wearing hoods.


Convocation was to felicitate & issue certificates for the Diploma course in Prakrit language. After completing his diploma in Prakrita, my dad is getting prepared to do a Masters degree in Prakrita starting this year.

Way to go & All the best dad :)

PS: Coincidentally, Sunday was father’s day!

12 thoughts to “My Dad’s convocation”

  1. wow what a picture! I loved hte last one with the DOF set just to highlight your dad… and also the one in which the gentleman in the light blue dress is so happily giving the certificate to your dad!

    Congrats to him – wish him all the best in his future enterprises! And btw excuse my ignorance but what’s Prakrita ?

  2. WOw, What an example your dad is setting. He is proving its never too late to learn things, age is all a state of mind and lastly he is showing leadership skills by doing it personally – with a plan too.

    Prashanth you will have to keep up the tradition now :-)

  3. Heyy Congrats to your father and you too for having such a dignified father !!

    I don’t agree with Sanjay M. This post was dedicated to your father, so why not highlight him?

  4. Congrats from side too..
    I felt happy knowing one thing, that Praktita still exists. I never heard of it after kalidasa works

  5. Congratulations to your Dad prashanth, Hes definitely an example for all of us to follow.

    I am eager to meet him, talk about his library and discuss about prakrutha too…and taste you mom’s cooking too….

    When do we make the trip??

    Usha

  6. Prashanth thanks for the wonderful post with pictures and it is true learning never ends. hardika shubhashyagalu nimma thirtharoparige
    vandane abhinandane
    pranesh

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