TAMIL NADU

“Committed to education for all”

Staff Reporter

VIRUDHUNAGAR: Education is the birthright of every individual, and the State is committed to providing education to all, especially the oppressed classes who have been denied it, Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan said on Sunday.

Delivering the graduation day address at the Sethu Institute of Technology here, he said that in recent years, Tamil Nadu had seen a rapid growth in education. The information technology sector not only witnessed a great growth bringing a lot of foreign exchange to the nation but also helped many skilled technicians find a place in American companies.

The same level of growth could soon be seen in nanotechnology and space technology in which Indians started excelling. Let the classes, once servile, be provided with access to higher learning, he said.

Mr. Anbazhagan said Prophet Mohammed even asked the Arabs to go out in search of knowledge in places like China. Knowledge did not have geographical boundaries; if found, it had to be internalised.

Minister for Backward Classes K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran urged the graduands to cultivate the habit of saving.

Mr. Anbazhagan distributed degree certificates to 306 students.

A. Senthil Kumar, principal, spoke.

S. Mohamed Jaleel, founder and chairman, SIT, presided. S.M. Nazia Fathima, director-research; S.M. Nilofer Fathima, director-administration; and S.M. Seeni Mohideen, chief executive officer, were present.

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