Education must enlighten individuals: Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe
AICTE Chairman stresses on social issues and natural calamities for education during the 9 th convocation of HITS
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“Education must enlighten individuals making them not only lead life with confidence and dignity; but also instill humanness trait as well as moral codes”, said Prof. (Dr.) Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Chief Guest during the 9th Convocation of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) in Chennai.
In his address, Dr Sahasrabudhe congratulated the graduands and emphasized the need for creation, assimilating, and disseminating as main objectives of one's mind. Further, he expressed his happiness towards following care, concern, and compassion as key elements of life since the inception of Institution in 1985.
Dr Sahasrabudhe also highlighted the vitality of Industry linkages, research activities, signing MoUs, and sensitizing students towards social issues and natural calamities as essential parameters of education. Prof. Sahasrabudhe urged the graduands to stay connected with their alma mater and continue contributing towards its development. In a broader perspective, he stressed on the strength of Alumni chapters and congratulated HITS for establishing Alumni Chapters pan India and abroad as well. He added by laying importance to lifelong learning process as education has no boundaries to confine itself.
HITS celebrated its 9th Convocation with 1230 graduands. The batch includes 35 Ph.D., 3 M.Phil., 162 PG, 781 UG, and 249 UG Arts and Science who received their degrees. Mr. Lalit Gupta, Joint Director General, Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation; and Honorary Secretary General, Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) as Guest of Honour. Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor HITS, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HITS; and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS; members of the Board of Management, graduands and their parents were present on the occasion.
Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS, in her address remembered the Founder-Chairman, Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese’s saying, “To make everyman a Success and No Man a Failure” aptly fits this Convocation day in its special way as it bestows graduation degrees and acknowledges one’s years of hard work and commitment shown by the graduands in academics. She felt extremely happy to note the overall accomplishments of students from the Annual Report read by Dr. K.P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS. She identified tremendous improvement in all domains of the institution as an absolute indication of the commitment shown by the faculty and students.
Further she voiced that all successful people were once mere dreamers who imagined what their future could be ideal in every aspect and have toiled each day towards that distant vision or goal. “Education does not stop with mere graduation rather it should teach a lifetime lesson” here, I wish my beloved graduands to dream what their future could be and relentlessly strive towards it, concluded the Chancellor.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. Lalit Gupta, Joint Director General, Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation; and Honorary Secretary General, Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) was honoured with the Honoris causa degree as an acknowledgment of his accomplishments and for lifetime contribution in India’s competitive aviation sector, and being a leading figure in design and development of aircraft, flight safety and aviation environment.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Lalit Gupta conveyed his wishes to the graduands on their graduation and thanked the Institution for bestowing Honoris Causa degree on him. The convocation was also marked as a sign of growth and progression by plating saplings. The dignitaries marked the moment at the Founder’s Block, and ALSIM AL 250, a state-of-art Simulator was also inaugurated on the occasion.