Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar conferred 310 degrees and 55 medals during the fourth convocation of the Himachal Pradesh Technical University in Hamirpur on Wednesday. As many as 32 students were conferred with gold medals and 23 with silver medals.
Congratulating all the degree holders, the Governor said that they need to consider the circumstances under which they have obtained the degree. We have to draw a line for our future perspective, he added. He appealed to the youth to think differently and take risks and this factor would propel him towards prosperity.
Shri Arlekar said that the direction, in which the young generation thinks today, was the future of the country. He said that the one who sets an example in the society after facing all the adversity was a successful person in the true sense. So, courage was needed more than a degree and courage developed from different thinking, he added.
He called upon the youth to work for the society. “No business is good or bad, the need is to be a good person”, he said. He appealed to the degree holders to be good human beings first and this belief they need to carry with them.
Prof. Lakshmi Dhar Behra, Director IIT Mandi in a key note address as Chief Guest said that patience was a paramount to work for the country and society. By connecting science with spirituality, he analyzed its importance to the youth through the verses of Gita. He exhorted the youth to set their goals in life and said that knowledge of matter could also be done only when we were neutral. He said that truth was paramount and our main aim should be truth and for this it was necessary to improve the character.
Shashi Kumar Dhiman, Vice-Chancellor, HP Technical University welcomed and honoured the Governor on the occasion and read out the annual report of the University. He said that under National Education Policy (NEP) multi entry, multi exit and multi disciplinary systems have been developed in the Institute. “We are focusing on universal human values so that the students can contribute in the society”, said the VC. He added that we tried hard to connect self employment to technical education. He congratulated the medal winner and degree holders.
Narender Thakur, MLA, Prof. H.M. Suryavanshi, Director, NIT, Hamirpur, Prof. Vir Singh Rangra, Head, Physics department, HPU Shimla, Debasweta Banik Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, Dr. Akriti Sharma, Superintendent of Police, faculty members and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.