Graduation Day held

Special Correspondent

VELLORE: “You need not be a doctor or engineer to contribute to the welfare and development of the community and the country. Whichever occupation you take up, you can contribute to your family, society, country and the world by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way,” said George Mathew, Principal, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

He was delivering the Graduation Day address at the Graduation-2010 of Voorhees College here on Wednesday. Mr. Mathew said students might think that they are ordinary persons and cannot contribute anything to the world.

“If everyone thinks that he or she cannot make a difference to the world, no one can do anything. But, if all of us contribute something to the world, we make a difference,” he said.

Expressing concern over misuse of water resources and exploitation of natural resources, Mr. Mathew said that the world would be doomed if people continue to plunder natural resources without the thought that they have to put back into Nature what they have taken from it. He called upon students to plant one sapling each, keep their surroundings free of litter and avoid the use of plastics to protect and preserve environment.

He gave away diplomas to 614 graduates and postgraduates.

He presented shields to Thiruvalluvar University gold medallists Hema (M.Sc. Zoology), F. Stanley Laus (MSW) and S. Pachaiyappan (B.A. Defence Studies).