Kapil Wadhawan, Chairman, Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Management by the Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, India.
This distinction is a recognition of Wadhawan's single-minded focus on the vision of financial and social equality advocated by his father, Late Rajesh Wadhawan during his lifetime.
The conferment of the University's highest honour took place at the convocation ceremony held at its Bhopal campus on December 2. Hari Mohan Gupta, Chairman, Jagran Social Welfare Society and Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, presented the degree to him.
"The Honorary Doctorate is awarded to individuals who have made a meaningful impact through their business leadership. Wadhawan is a distinguished entrepreneur who has made an invaluable contribution towards driving financial inclusion and social equality. In the last 18 years, he has led the growth of DHFL from a monoline housing finance company to a world-class financial conglomerate that WGC is today. Further, he has guided the group to craft an enduring CSR vision that seeks to empower the marginalised through the foundation of education," said Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University.
"At WGC, we believe education is the key to solving the inequality gap. With this in mind, I humbly accept this distinction. This recognition is an acknowledgement of our commitment to enable empowerment and social equity through our business and community efforts. I dedicate this distinction to my father as it inspires me to pursue his mission of universal financial inclusivity with greater belief and conviction," added Wadhawan.
Wadhawan was among a distinguished group of people who were presented Honorary Degrees by the Chancellor of the University. Addressing the congregation, Wadhawan spoke to the students about their responsibilities in the fast-changing business world.
He reminded them that as citizens of the world, they need to break barriers and make rules that will help in unifying the prevailing discrimination and protectionist movement ruling global politics. Further, he underlined the opportunities for progress that an equal world presented and how the new generation should work hard to convert the 'can' to 'will'.
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