Sky's the limit for Auroras

They were excited, charged up and cheerful. They were all ears when they were being told about dreaming big, that nothing succeeds like success and to question the unquestionable.

While some appeared ready to take the plunge into the competitive world, some seemed to go back to those good old college days, which were full of friends and fun. Now, all that would come to an end, with each one chasing their aims and goals.

"I am going to become a chartered accountant. I have already joined the course," said Syed Jeelani while his friend, Neeraj, said he is preparing for his MBA from the US.

For both these B.Com students of Aurora's Degree College, Chikkadpally, and several others of their batch, it was the last day in college.

It was the college convocation day held at RTC Kala Bhavan on Monday last. Clad in ceremonial black outfits, placing one hand on their hearts, they were administered the oath. "I do promise...," they said in chorus while taking the oath.

"The Indian mind is the best mind in the world. India is a global leader in IT. Believe in yourself and you will be successful," Syed E Hasnain, Director of Centre for Finger Printing and Diagnostics (CDFD) and chief guest for the convocation, told the packed auditorium. While 1,200 students passed from the college, 600 of them applied for convocation.

The audience was all praises when Dr. Hasnain quoted a poem: "Hum bhi dariya hain, hume apna hunar maloom hai. Jidhar challenge udhar raasta banjayega (I am the lake and I know my talent. Wherever I go, I make the way)."

Delivering his address, Ravi Paturi, Principal of the college, said the college had set the target of becoming one of the best institutions in the country by 2014.

Congratulating the students, Dr. Paturi said that life is a continuous journey of learning and college days are critical and important part of this sojourn. "Everyone cherishes and remembers this period for several reasons, may be just not for learning. We expect you to continue to maintain the unique style of Aurora."

Later, medals and certificates were distributed to the class and subject toppers.

Alladi Prabhakar, Chairman, Academic Council, Aurora Educational Society, was also present.

By Vikram Sharma

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