Work For Upliftment Of Underprivileged: President Kovind To Students
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the 2nd convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University yesterday (November 11, 2017) at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the establishment of the National Tribal University in Madhya Pradesh was appropriate as the state has a 15 million strong tribal population. The President also said that the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University's aim is to help tribal youth participate with greater vigour in the building of modern India by giving them the best possible opportunities in education.
The President said that a university convocation was not just a ceremony to honour students who were graduating; it was an opportunity to dedicate to society the services of an educated, equipped and disciplined cadre of youth.
"A convocation is not the end of education but the beginning of a responsible life," President Kovind added.
The President called upon students to leave an imprint on society that was so meaningful that the University could be presented as a model for the entire nation. He expressed confidence that the graduates would always keep learning and would make a significant contribution to the uplift of the underprivileged in our society, and to the progress of the nation.
"Decide your goal now. It is neither small nor big. It is only a goal," President Kovind said while addressing students.
"If you all move ahead with concentration, you won't face much difficulties in achieving your goal," he added.
Lauding the students who were handed medals during the ceremony, he said, "You have achieved the feat due to the contribution you got in every way from the society, family, relatives, village people and others."
Earlier, Mr. Kovind and his wife Savita offered prayers at the Narmada temple close to the origin of the Narmada river here.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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