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FOR THE CONVOCATION: Satya Sai Baba and President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam arrive at indoor stadium at Purraparti on Wednesday.
FOR THE CONVOCATION: Satya Sai Baba and President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam arrive at indoor stadium at Purraparti on Wednesday.

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Addresses students of Sri Satya Sai Institute

PUTTAPARTHI: Emergence and development of new technologies can make human habitats disease-free, happy, more intelligent, increase longevity and human capabilities in the years to come, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said here on Wednesday.

Addressing students of Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning on its 25th convocation in the newly constructed Sri Satya Sai International Centre for Sports, he said convergence of bio-nano-info technologies could lead to development of nano robots. When injected into patients, the nano robots would diagnose and deliver the treatment exclusively in the affected areas.

Information and communication technologies had already converged into info communication technology and combined with biotechnology, it transformed into bio-informatics. Now, nano technology was knocking at our door and it will replace microelectronics. He told the students that during his visit to Singapore, Philippines and Republic of Korea earlier this year, he had put forward the concept of World Knowledge Platform. The platform would take up missions in areas like energy, water, healthcare, food, etc. It would be a launch pad for innovations. True divinity

Quoting Saibaba, the President said many people thought that spirituality and social obligation had no relationship.

But, it was a mistake. True divinity was a combination of spirituality and social obligation. It was the divinity that would link spirituality and social existence, Dr. Kalam said.

He hailed the value-based education offered by Satya Sai institutions that combined spirituality and social responsibility. The President interacted with a few students minutes before the commencement of the convocation.

Blessings for students

Satya Saibaba also blessed the students who were awarded degrees and wished all the best in their lives. Governor of Andhra Pradesh Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Karnataka T.N. Chaturvedi, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh were present.

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