DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that feeling of Sarvdharm Sambhav, Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas is true patriotism. Always respect your mother, land, mother tongue and teacher. Students should participate in the creation of a new India. Vice President was addressing convocation ceremony of ICFAI University organized at IIP. He said that the honour of the country has increased in the world. These opportunities should be utilized to strengthen the economy of the country.
Vice President said that apart from being interesting, education should have to be in accordance with new knowledge and technology. Our universities have not been able to make their place in the list of the world’s best universities. We should take it as a big challenge. Students should spend some time in villages. They should take part in the schemes of national importance like Swachh Bharat etc. Students should think about society and nation. All the citizens of the country are our brothers and sisters.
Vice President, while congratulating the students, who got the degrees, said that because of Information Technology, the world is getting confined to a global village. Students should have the knowledge, as how to acquire new knowledge and how to adopt it in life. There should be a sense of coordination, cooperation and competition. Our goal should be to improve excellence and efficiency. Today, the world is moving fast and there is tough competition. It is era of L.P.G, meaning Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization.
Vice President said that along with many opportunities before the students, there are many challenges as well. Keeping these challenges in mind, universities should impart education to the students. India has become the sixth largest economy in the world. This is a matter of pride for all of us. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is implementing reforms in a concrete manner. Many challenges crops up but victory over them is also registered. Like different kinds of apprehensions were expressed while implementing GST but now it is proving to be helpful in developing our economy. Schemes on large scale for the economic and social betterment have been started. These include Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, revival of Rivers, Smart City, Skill India, Housing for Everyone, Digital India, Make in India etc. All countries are looking towards India today. We have to adopt reform, perform and transform. Improvement, implementation and transformation of the country.
India was once considered as a world leader. Now once again the pride of the country has increased in the world. We should use these opportunities to strengthen the economy of the country. Development should be inclusive. The benefits of development should reach poorest of poor people. Every person should feel that he is a part of the growing India. Government of India and State Governments have started several schemes. Implementation of these schemes should be done with complete transparency and accountability.
Vice President said that our greatest strength is our youth power. He also exhorted the youth to dream big, set big goals and at the same time work hard. He said that Swami Vivekananda’s saying “Jago, Utho Aur Tab Tak Na Ruko Jab Tak Lakshya Tak Na Pahuch Jao” is even more relevant in today’s circumstances. Science and technology are for the betterment of society and humanity. We should take care of nature. Secure future is possible only with protected nature. We are facing many problems like global warming, decreasing biodiversity, lack of drinking water, lack of waste management etc. Universities should play their role in redressing these problems. Education is not limited to only employment but it also leads to expansion of knowledge. Girls should also get equal educational opportunities. There has been tradition of respecting women in Indian culture. This is the reason that the names of the rivers in the country are in the name of women. We have to return towards our cultural roots. We always believe in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Unity in diversity-our quality.
Governor Dr. Krishan Kant Paul said that the character building of the students happens in the class room and from there it leads to nation building. Our educational institutions and universities will have to play positive role in various contemporary challenges, so that the students studying here can stand firmly on their feet and face the world. The university’s work is not to just give degrees but it to impart such education that can make the youth able for global competition and to give them the benefit of the knowledge economy. Governor said that the State Universities should try to make their place in the top institutions of the country. There should be a promotion of “Make in India” policy in the university campus.
Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat said that after the convocation and after completing their education, the opportunity is for graduates to move towards their destination of life. There is no limit to knowledge, it is just one stop, where you are completing your education. Therefore, there are major responsibilities before you for doing something and contributing for the society. Any kind of knowledge is valuable only when it becomes the means of development and welfare of mankind on earth. Knowledge has been termed very important in our ancient scriptures. Today’s era is an era of technology, so be prepared to adapt itself to ever happening new changes.
Chief Minister said that the scientists of IIP have done commendable work towards preparing bio-fuel from Pine Needles and Pirul, which was once was reason behind devastation, has now been converted into energy. Problems can also occur in your life too. To solve the problems is to find a way out. Challenges have to be transformed into opportunities. In this connection, he also mentioned the poem written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan for his son Amitabh Bachchan. He said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has given a clean India slogan. How can we convert waste into best has been taught to us by Nagpur, where the Nagar Palika has earned income of Rs 86 crores from the waste. He said that youth power has the potential to change the country. It has the will to register victory over difficulties. They have the positive power to bring a change in the society. He also told the young graduates to think on what they can do in the interest of the society through their knowledge and education.
On this occasion, graduates of MBA, B.Tech, BBA, LLB and B.Ed were conferred with eight gold medals and eight silver medals. Along with this, a total of 249 graduates of various courses were conferred degrees. Higher Education Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Chancellor of ICFAI University Dr. M Ramachandran, Chief Secretary Mr. Utpal Kumar Singh, DGP Mr. Anil Kumar Rathuri, Commissioner Garhwal Mr. Shailesh Bagauli and other dignitaries were present in the convocation ceremony.