Work for society’s betterment, students told

A student receiving her degree at the GIT graduation day in Belagavi on Saturday.

A student receiving her degree at the GIT graduation day in Belagavi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: p.k. badiger

‘Apart from your academic success, you have social responsibilities’

E.S. Chakravarthy, Global RMG Head, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Bengaluru, asked technology graduates to work for the betterment of society by coming up with innovative solutions to problems.

He was speaking at the third graduation day of Karnataka Law Society’s Gogte Institute of Technology (GIT) here on Saturday.

He urged graduates to develop a passion towards the country and its villages, because this would ignite a feeling of being a contributor to society.

“You should all become social engineers. Apart from your academic success, you have social responsibilities and other targets. You have to contribute towards the eradication of poverty, health for all, and towards achieving a higher level of life standards in the next decade or so. Youth must rise to the challenge and I have full confidence that all of you will strive hard to achieve your goals but also make this country a better place,” he said.

“You are the stewards of this country and custodians of a rich tradition of antiquity with modernisation. As we march towards becoming a developed nation, your role becomes increasingly important,” he said.

He said institutions like GIT provide great platforms to become self learners, thinkers, doers, and achievers. “With this degree you have got wings which will help you to reach your goals,” he said.

46 rank-holders

He and other dignitaries, like Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, conferred degrees on students. As many as 46 rank-holders were awarded medals and about 1,100 students got provisional degree certificates.

‘Job givers’

Mr. Joshi urged young engineers to become job givers and not job seekers. “In this era of competition you should learn how to lead teams of motivated youth, rather than look for jobs. The sky is the limit and you should try to achieve it. Aiming low is like a crime,” he said.

Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor of VTU, said that learning never ended for professionals.

“The era of learning in a small room is over and nature and society are the best teachers,” he told.

Anant Mandgi, president, KLS; A.S. Deshpande, Registrar, VTU; U.N. Kalkundrikar, chairman. governing body, GIT; Principal D.A. Kulkarni; society members, and others were present.

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