Amitabh & Abhishek Bachchan Celebrate Navya’s Graduation In Home Garden Amid Lockdown

Since travel plans are on hold due to the pandemic, parents are recreating everything from zoos, beaches to graduation ceremonies for their kids at home. And the Bachchan family is no different. According to NDTV, Navya Naveli Nanda’s Fordham University graduation ceremony in NYC was cancelled due to the coronavirus. So the Bachchan family hosted one in their home garden.

Mom Shweta was quoted saying, “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. I’m not crying you’re crying.”

Hindustan Times reports that grandfather Amitabh and Mamu Abhishek penned congratulatory messages for her and wished all the best for the future.

Sr Bachchan lauded her “positive happy attitude” at the home ceremony and Jr Bachchan posted, “Seems like yesterday that we were moving you into your dorm room as a freshman… Wait, strike that. Not “we”, “I” (you always managed to make Mamu do the heavy lifting). God bless you! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the world.”

This year, graduates won’t get a big ceremony but marking the occasion with your staunchest supporters is what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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