Youth can bring about transformative changes in societies around the world

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Youth can bring about transformative changes in societies around the world

Youth have an outstanding opportunity to bring about transformative changes in societies around the world and they are at the forefront promoting sustainable development values through human rights and social justice, said V.K. Saraswat, member-NITI Aayog and former director of DRDO, at the 20th convocation of the University of the Hyderabad (UoH) here on Monday.

Delivering his convocation address, Dr. Saraswat, the chief guest on the occasion, said the philosophy of young people of the nation must comprise design thinking and innovation. “Design is a continuous process of innovation that develops gradually and consistently challenging existing things for an ongoing evolution,” he said.

Emphasising the importance of self-belief, he said, “All power is within you. You can do anything and every thing. Do not believe that you are weak, half crazy as most of us do nowadays,” he said.

111 bag gold medal

As many as 1,458 students were awarded degrees at the convocation held at Brahma Kumaris Shanti Sarovar and 210 students were awarded Ph.D and 111 meritorious students received gold medals for exemplary performance in their respective fields.

Professors Ravi Kumar Gutti (School of Life Sciences); Alok Singh (School of Computer and Information Sciences), Tushar Jana (School of Chemistry), Nagaraju Gundimeda (School of Social Sciences) and Md. Zahidul Haque (School of Humanities) were conferred the Chancellor’s Award for their contribution in teaching and research for 2018.

V-C’s message

University Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile congratulated all graduates who received their degrees.

He said the linkage between educational institutions and the community needs to be strengthened. Sustainable growth can be achieved through a sustainable human resource which the institutions would have to build and provide, he added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from The Hindu.)

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