Director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, H.A. Ranganath on Saturday exhorted the youth to have the courage to voice against malpractices in society.
Delivering the convocation address at the 13th convocation of Marudhar Kesari Jain College for Women, Vaniyambadi, Mr. Ranganath said, “Your role is very crucial at this point of time. Whenever you realise that there is an abrasion or malpractice, be bold to say that something is going wrong in the system. You need not fight it but have the courage to express it and somebody will recognise it.”
“Parents have high hopes on you. You must work hard and contribute to the family and make them realise their dreams. Graduation is just one point in education and not the end of education. You might take up competitive exams or become research scientists, but you must be in a position to take care of the aspirations of your parents,” Mr. Ranganath said.
He said that he looked at three aspects whenever he visited an institution - moral ambience, academic ambience and infrastructure. “I look at the moral and ethical value system. Next is academic ambience, which is reflected in terms of faculty. Teaching is a profession in which the person continues to be a student. The most important aspect in an institution is infrastructure,” he said.
Talking about the role of women in society, he said, “I look at womenfolk as custodians of values in society. Women have inherited the ability to bring norms to a family and society. Their roles are multiple.”
He observed that there was a divide between colleges in rural and urban areas.
Senior Standing Council for Income Tax Department, Madras High Court, J. Naresh Kumar Jain, Senior Advocate, Chennai, Himmatmal Mardia and president of the college M. Vimmal Chand Jain were present.