Staff Reporter

Thrissur: The student community should make use of the unlimited access to knowledge, Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan has said.

Addressing Altius, a State-level youth leadership programme organised by the World Malayalee Council (WMC) here on Monday, Mr. Balakrishnan said students were blessed with modern sources of knowledge these days.

“Easy, quick and anytime access to knowledge is possible now. Students should utilise these to fulfil their dreams. The new generation is also lucky in terms of job opportunities, both in the country and abroad,”Mr. Balakrishnan said.

He called upon students to fulfil their social commitment while scoring personal achievements. About 1,000 select students from various colleges in the State participated in the two-day programme. Mr. Balakrishnan released the logo of the WMC’s Word Conference to be held in Doha, at the function.

The objective of Altius is to groom students as globally competent and socially committed citizens, WMC chairman Soman Baby.

WMC was formed in 1995 as a non-political forum to bring together the widely scattered non-resident Keralites.

Altius brand ambassador Resul Pookkutty, NRI businessman C.K. Menon and WMC office-bearers participated.

Ruble Raj of S.B. College, Changanacherry, was the convention coordinator. The programme will conclude on Tuesday.