Can Indian Students Build the Nation?
Mukherjee was attending the first convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated all the graduating students. He said that its maiden convocation is an important milestone for NIT Delhi.
Despite operating from a transit campus, he said, it has made best efforts to maintain the standard of education and offer state-of-the-art infrastructure for academic activity.
He complimented the management for its foresight, the faculty members for their sincerity and dedication, and the staff and other employees for their hard work and commitment. He urged them to move ahead with pride and determination.
The President said that India is an old land but a young nation. It has developed remarkably after independence, growing in all sectors from industry to agriculture and services, he said.
Given India’s potential, Mukherjee believes that the country can soon count itself amongst the advanced nations of the world.
He said that what gives him the confidence is the capability, skill and talent available in our pool of engineers, technologists, scientists, managers, administrators, policy-makers, doctors, lawyers, scholars and researchers.
He wished the students all the best for their future careers and said that society looks upon them to become harbingers of change.
Photo courtesy: Rashtrapati Bhavan of India