Vice President to award diploma at NSD's Convocation

Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu will attend the convocation ceremony of the National School of Drama (NSD) on August 5, 2019, to be held at Abhimanch auditorium at 5:00 pm. More than 200 students who completed their 3-year course at NSD between 2010 and 2019 will be awarded the diploma at the convocation.

Vice President will be the Chief Guest at the convocation in which other key dignitaries including Minister of State Culture & Tourism (I/C), Prahlad Singh Patel will be the Guest of Honour and Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Arun Goel will be present. Former Chairman of the National School of Drama Chandrashekhara Kambara, eminent theatre personality and former director of National School of Drama, Ratan Thiyam, the Special Guests, will also grace the occasion where Acting Chairman, NSD Society, Dr Arjun Deo Charan, and Director In-charge, National School of Drama, Suresh Sharma will be present.

A total of 237 students will receive their diploma after completing the course of dramatic arts from the National School of Drama (NSD). NSD is foremost theatre training institution in the world which has been recently ranked 14th among the best film schools in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine of the USA.

"We are extremely happy to be able to confer the diploma to their rightful owners in the gracious presence of Vice President. The continuous support that we received from the Ministry of Culture was crucial in providing a world-class education to the students year after year. My best wishes are with the outgoing students, who I am sure will excel in all fields of theatre," says Suresh Sharma, Director In-chargee, National School of Drama (NSD).

"The convocation is a heartening development and some students who have endured a gap to get their diploma will finally meet a revered culmination. I am extremely thankful to Vice President who has agreed to take out time from his tight schedule," says Dr Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD Society.

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