Delivering convocation address, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi called upon the youth to devote their 100 hours for the betterment of the Society. Gujarat is celebrating 50th anniversary of attaining statehood, it would be most appropriate for the youth to contribute for the bright future of Gujarat.
'We all share a common vision,' He inspired the youth, 'To live with a commitment, to live for our country. ' He asked them to accord primacy and reverence to sectors like education, healthcare, environment and sanitation. 'Seek pleasure of service. Give your best to the society,' added C.M.
The 3rd annual convocation of Ganpat University took place near Mehsana today. Degrees and Diploma were awarded to as many as 1474 students in various disciplines. University offers bachelor degrees in around 35 disciplines, also offers Doctoral degrees to the students. Highlight of the function: Chief Minister honoured 35 students with medals.
Shri Narendrabhai congratulated the degree holders and medal winners. 'As legend has it, under Gurukul tradition, the student seeks knowledge and guidance from the Guru. Valedictory discourse used to enlighten the pupil to blaze the right path. Mother gives us birth, but the Guru gives us life, teaches us how to live. School-college and University are the frameworks, which awards us degree or diploma. But there exists the infinite possibilities, various avenues gets open up. It depends on your attitude, whether to surrender before difficulties or to defeat the difficulties.'
Chief Minister emphasised the need to gain wisdom .Only knowledge can not derive solutions. Knowledge with wisdom teaches us about the application of knowledge. He cited an example of an illiterate mother, who is using Solar Lantern. Conscience and wisdom occupies centre stage, only knowledge may not deliver optimal results.
Chief Minister stressed the need to have an inward journey. He inspired youth to have faith in their inner strength. Strive to cultivate scientific attitude, inquisitive nature and power of scientific observation leads to truth.
'Strive to obtain capacity, that the flow can not drag you. Develop eminence so that you can rule the tide; you can give direction to the currents. Those who can do it, they can create history. Grab the opportunity. 'He added.
He asserted, 'Life is not burdensome. In life, don’t try to be something. Instead of that, try to do something. Even if you fail, do not get disheartened, there is no shame in failure. Commit your self with full of your strength. Do not bother that some one accompanies you or not. Have faith in your inner capabilities. Have courage to go alone, march towards your goal.' He had inspired the students to redeem their pledge to their mother institute, from where they gained knowledge and wisdom. 'We owe a lot to our mother institute,' He added.
Art and literature are the energising forces. Science & Technology are not sufficed; our knowledge journey is extended from Veda to Web.
Delivering welcome address, President of Ganpat University highlighted bright contributions of the donors. He outlined the educational facilities available at the University. University offers courses in Engineering, Pharmacy, Technology, Management, Computer-Science, Service-Sector, and Management Diploma and Doctoral fellowships.
Mehsana District Education Foundation had donated Cheque of Rs.2.51 Lakhs in to Kanya Kelavani Nidhi.
Vice Chancellor of Ganpat University -Prof. P.I.Patel, Dean Dr.Mahendra Sharma, Dr.S.M Pancholi, Dr.Somabhai Patel, Prof.S.M.Patel, Prof.S.M.Panchal, Dr.Rajvit Bagai, Registrar Shri Bharatbhai Shah, faculties and many other dignitaries attended convocation ceremony.