Honorary D Litt on Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla
Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities
in the State, Ch Vidyasagar Rao (right) along with Minister
for Higher & Technical and Medical Education Vinod Tawde
(left), conferring the Honorary D Litt (Honoris Causa) on Dr.
The Governor of
Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, Ch
Vidyasagar Rao, conferred the Honorary D Litt (Honoris Causa) on the
Chairman and Managing Director of Serum Institute of India Dr. Cyrus
Poonawalla for his contributions to public health by manufacturing
low cost vaccines.
The Minister for Higher & Technical and Medical Education Vinod
Tawde, Additional Chief Secretary Medha Gadgil and Vice Chancellor
of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Arun Jamkar were
present at the Convocation ceremony held at Sahyadri State Guest
House in Mumbai on 4th March 2015.
Poonawalla said immunisation is key to prevention of many diseases.
He said a large number of children in the world die for want of
Lamenting that India has among the lowest rates of immunisation,
which is lower than Bangladesh, Nepal and some Sub-Saharan
countries, he called for efforts to make sure that no child is
deprived of immunisation.