SALEM: Periyar University Vice-Chancellor M. Thangaraju called upon the younger generation to volunteer to participate in community development activities.
Speaking at the Graduation Day of AVS College of Arts and Science and AVS College of Education here on Sunday, the Vice-Chancellor said students should have a sense of social responsibility towards the community and show more interest in social development activities during the period of their education.
They should realise their social responsibilities and work for the development of the community.
The country needed the active participation of the youth to ensure balanced growth, he pointed out.
Mr. Thangaraju said the country had made tremendous progress in the fields of space science, information technology and biotechnology.
The successful launch of Chandrayaan had earned international recognition for the country. The younger generation should make concerted efforts to sustain the growth of the country, he stressed.
Later, he presented degree certificates to about 400 students who had completed their undergraduate and post graduate programmes.
College Chairman K. Kailasam presided. Principal K.A. Murugesan spoke.