March 04, 2015
Governor confers Honorary D Litt to
Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla
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. Cyrus Poonawalla.
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
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
Poonawalla said immunisation is key to prevention of many diseases. He
said a large number of children in the world die for want of immunisation.
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.