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The COVID-19 outbreak has played the pause button in our lives. We are forced to put our busy lives on hold and stay inside our homes. In these strange times, everyone is trying to fight this pandemic in their own way and in the midst of it, they are trying to accept the reality of social distancing. But it is the 2020 graduation batches across the world, who cannot understand how they can end it all over with just a video call. We all know the purpose of entering the college is to be part of the glorious graduation ceremony with our friends, family and teachers, but this year, it won't be taking place because of the coronavirus. And Shweta Bachchan's daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, who wasn't able to get a proper graduation ceremony. (Recommend Read: Namrata Shirodkar's Son, Gautam Loses To Father, Mahesh Babu In A Fun Game. Video Inside)
On May 6, 2020, Shweta Bachchan Nanda's daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda graduated from New York's Fordham University. However, due to the global pandemic, there was no graduation ceremony organised for her batch. On May 16, 2020, an online convocation ceremony was organised and the entire Bachchan and Nanda families tuned in from different parts of the world to celebrate the achievements of 22-year-old, Navya.
The proud grandfather, Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog and penned his thoughts on the same. In a blogpost dated May 16/17, Amitabh ji described his feelings on being part of his daughter's daughter, Navya's graduation ceremony. He wrote, "The graduation ceremony conducted formally in New York in the College premises tonight our time, was the moment of the day, broadcast on a TV link it gathered the entire family together as Navya’s name was read out to celebratory cheer and celebration. The family that was in different parts of the world were all simultaneously connected, and ne’er was it felt that we were hundreds of miles apart for all about, it became a moment of great achievement for the girl in the house." (Also Read: Lisa Haydon Celebrates Her Elder Son, Zack's Third Birthday, Fulfils His Dream Of Meeting Spider Man)
The legendary actor further shared how time has flown by and from a baby in the cot, Navya is now a graduate, "The pride of educating her, the lessons to learn of schooling the girl child, all went so wonderfully well for the evening. Emotions ran high as brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers cousins and aunts, all toasted to the little one, who was just born the other day here in this very house as a baby in a cot. Time has flown by .. this one perhaps more speedily than any other."
For those who don't know, Navya's mom, Shweta had created a DIY graduation gown, which she had hand-stitched for her 'not-so-little girl'. She had also made a graduation cap from a black chart paper and had shared pictures from the special graduation ceremony on her Instagram handle. Alongside it, she had written, "Class of 2020 - Navya finished college today and since she and everyone else graduating this year won’t get a ceremony we decided to DIY one. With a chart paper cap and a gown hand stitched from scraps of black tenting. I threw on a Fordham (her college) sweatshirt over my PJ’s!! Congratulations baby I love you and am proud of you! Go forth and conquer x (I’m not crying you’re crying)." (Don't Miss: Arjun Rampal Shares Videos Of Girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades Helping Him In Shaving His Beard)
Well, we love how Amitabh ji expressed his love for Navya Nanda's graduation!
Amitabh Bachchan is more than just a name for cinema lovers. Born to the poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan and social activist, Teji Bachchan, he had made his debut as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome (1969) and his first film as an actor was Saat Hindustani, released inRead More