Bhubaneswar: The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu immediately referred to as upon the youth to take inspiration from India’s wonderful previous and imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. He additionally requested the colleges and academic establishments to equip the scholars with twenty first century abilities in order that they’ll emerge as job creators.
Addressing the fiftieth convocation of Utkal College in Bhubaneswar, Odisha immediately, the Vice President reminded the scholars and college of India’s wonderful custom of worldwide training. Citing the examples of historical Indian establishments resembling Takshashila, Nalanda, Vallabhi and Vikramashila, he emphasised the necessity to deliver again this nice Indian custom to create well-rounded and modern people who can rework the nation each socially and economically. “The goal of training isn’t solely cognitive improvement, but additionally constructing character and creating holistic and well-rounded people geared up with the important thing twenty first century abilities”, he underscored.
Mentioning that Odisha is dwelling to 62 completely different tribal communities who represent 23% of the state’s whole inhabitants, Shri Naidu referred to as for in accordance precedence to their improvement and welfare. Stressing that we should always strategy the tribals with respect and sensitivity, he stated that paternalistic angle in direction of tribals is flawed. “Reality is that now we have loads to be taught from the tribal communities who dwell a easy life in concord with nature”, he added.
On this regard, the Vice President additionally cited a examine by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Analysis and Coaching Institute (SCSTRTI) that exposed that the tribal inhabitants in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic primarily due to the distinctive customary practices and traditions of tribes resembling strolling in rows (as a substitute of teams) and consuming (immunity boosting) pure meals.
He instructed that such constructive facets of tribal communities must be highlighted and included within the college curriculum. He additionally needed the establishments like Utkal College to take up analysis on points confronted by tribals and actively contribute to coverage formation for his or her improvement and well-being.
Drawing consideration to the common prevalence of pure disasters like cyclones, floods and droughts within the State, Shri Naidu referred to as for making catastrophe administration an integral a part of the training from early days. This may put together us higher to face any such calamity in future, he opined.
Speaking concerning the wealthy tradition and historical past of Odisha, the Vice President stated that the nice land of Kalinga taught the lesson of peace to Emperor Ashoka and the kings who dominated over this land have been instrumental in constructing cross-cultural hyperlinks with South East Asia. Noting the fantastic maritime traditions of Kalinga, he lauded the daring sea-faring retailers of Kalinga who established commerce hyperlinks with varied nations together with Srilanka, Java, Sumatra, Bali and Burma. Praising the talents and entrepreneurship of Kalinga’s boatmen and merchants, the Vice President needed the youthful technology to take inspiration from them and try to construct a contented and affluent India.
In his handle, Shri Naidu additionally talked about about Odisha’s Bhaumakara dynasty that had a protracted succession of girls rulers in ninth -Tenth century. Calling it shining instance of girls empowerment, he urged upon the youthful technology to examine such tales and pledge to struggle towards gender discrimination in addition to different social evils like casteism, communalism and corruption.
Calling the scholars as the subsequent technology of leaders, attorneys, academicians and directors, the Vice President informed them that their future is intertwined with the way forward for this nation and suggested them to be disciplined, trustworthy and onerous working to reach any subject. He additionally requested the scholars to be delicate to the wants of the excluded. Terming the youth as the important thing for change, he needed them to struggle starvation, illness, ignorance and each different evil that retard Nation’s development.
Stating that the day of convocation marks an essential day in a scholar’s life, the Vice President requested them to nurture their private competencies resembling— ardour, perseverance, tenacity and an open thoughts to be taught— for a profitable and fulfilling life forward. He congratulated the passing out college students and needed them to “develop into creators of the longer term”.
Calling Utkal College as the tutorial lodestone of Odisha, the Vice President appreciated it for sustaining excessive instructional requirements.
On this event, the Vice President offered the Honoris Causa conferred by Utkal College on 5 eminent personalities, particularly – Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Financial institution of India, Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor Normal of India, Kumari Justice Sanju Panda, Orissa Excessive Courtroom, Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Analysis Centre (BARC) and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Authorities of Odisha.
Hon’ble Governor of Odisha and the Chancellor of the College, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Hon’ble Minister, Authorities of Odisha, Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo, Vice Chancellor, Utkal College, Prof. Sabita Acharya, Registrar, Utkal College, Dr. Avaya Kumar Nayak, professors, workers, dad and mom, college students and others have been current throughout the occasion.
Following is the total textual content of the speech:
“It offers me immense pleasure to be right here on the event of the fiftieth convocation of Utkal College on this stunning temple-city of Bhubaneswar. I’m glad to know that the Utkal College is the mom college of the state of Odisha and the seventeenth college of undivided India. With its 27 submit graduate departments, 8 facilities of excellence and an Worldwide Cell, the College is actually the tutorial lodestone of Odisha. I praise Utkal College on being accredited with A+ Grade by the Nationwide Evaluation and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in India in 2016. That itself is a mirrored image of its excessive instructional requirements and its uncompromising adherence to excellence.
Expensive College students,
For sure, the day of convocation marks an essential day in your lives—but, this milestone is the start of a journey.
To get so far was an essential achievement in itself to which I commend you. The non-public competencies that acquired you right here—ardour, perseverance, tenacity, an open thoughts to be taught—will likely be essential to you all through your lives. Nurture them. These attributes will information you all through your lives.
A lot of you can be transferring out of the sheltered confines of a college and coming into the true world replete with its personal set of challenges and points.
The method of transition is not going to be straightforward, however I’m positive that with the worth system and coaching that you’ve got gained from this college, it is possible for you to to face the world with confidence. New Schooling Coverage focuses totally on instilling in our college students this skill to “face the world with confidence”. The goal of training isn’t solely cognitive improvement, but additionally constructing character and creating holistic and well-rounded people geared up with the important thing twenty first century abilities.
We should not overlook that India has had an excellent custom of worldwide training. The traditional Indian universities Takshashila, Nalanda, Vallabhi and Vikramashila had hundreds of scholars from India and different elements of the world learning in vibrant multidisciplinary environments.
We should always deliver again this nice Indian custom to create well-rounded and modern people who can have the distinctive skill to rework the nation each socially and economically.
Odisha has a wealthy and provoking historical past. This nice land of Kalinga taught the lesson of peace to Emperor Ashoka who started to comply with the coverage of conquest via dharma (Dharma-Vijaya). The kings of Odisha performed an essential position in constructing cross-cultural hyperlinks with South East Asia and the unfold of Hinduism and Buddhism there. The Kalinga Empire was additionally identified for its wonderful maritime traditions. Such was their dominance over the ocean that Kalidasa in his well-known work Raghuvamsa referred to the King of Kalinga because the ‘Lord of the Seas’. The daring ocean-faring retailers of Kalinga established commerce hyperlinks with Srilanka, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Bali and Burma. Presence of the big variety of cash and artefacts together with Roman objects in excavations factors to a flourishing buying and selling society in historical Odisha.
Even immediately, the individuals right here rejoice a pageant – ‘Bali Yatra’ within the reminiscence of their maritime ancestors whose abilities and entrepreneurship made Kalinga a affluent empire of its time.
Expensive college students,
I would like you to take inspiration from their tales and imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our universities and academic establishments even have an essential position on this. They need to equip the scholars with requisite abilities in order that they’ll emerge as job creators not mere job seekers.
I additionally need to remind you of Odisha’s Bhaumakara dynasty that had a protracted succession of girls rulers in ninth -Tenth century. Bhaumakara queens defied patriarchal norms and dominated efficiently for some 200 years. These are the shining examples that ought to make each Indian proud. I urge upon the youthful technology to examine such tales and pledge to struggle towards gender discrimination. The truth is, our youth must be within the forefront of preventing all social evils like casteism, communalism, corruption and violence.
Odisha can also be particular in the best way that it has a large tribal inhabitants. The State is dwelling to 62 completely different tribal communities who represent 23% of the state’s whole inhabitants and 9.17% of the whole tribal inhabitants of the nation. Subsequently, the event and welfare of those tribal communities must be our precedence.
Right here, I’d emphasise that we should always strategy the tribals with respect and sensitivity. Paternalistic angle is flawed. Reality is that now we have loads to be taught from the tribal communities who dwell a easy life in concord with nature.
A examine by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Analysis and Coaching Institute (SCSTRTI) revealed that the tribal inhabitants in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The distinctive customary practices and traditions of tribals have been credited for retaining the an infection at bay. The examine notes that by behavior, the tribals stroll principally in rows, as a substitute of in teams; and whereas strolling, they preserve an affordable distance from each other. Such protected distancing and hygiene norms, rooted within the tribal tradition coupled with the pure meals have helped them keep protected throughout pandemic.
I counsel that universities ought to give attention to these constructive facets of tribal communities and embody them of their curriculum. I’d additionally like establishments like Utkal College to take up analysis on points confronted by tribals and actively contribute to coverage formation for his or her improvement and well-being.
One other matter that I discover crucial for states like Odisha is—catastrophe administration. You could have seen common prevalence of cyclones, floods and droughts within the state. Subsequently, it’s crucial to make catastrophe administration an integral a part of our training from early days. This may put together us higher to face any such calamity in future. I hope Utkal College will take a lead on this regard.
Expensive college students,
You’re our subsequent technology of academicians, researchers, managers, civil servants, attorneys and leaders.
It’s essential to keep in mind that your future is intertwined with the way forward for this nation and this isn’t mere rhetoric. It’s best to always remember that self-discipline, honesty and onerous work are the important thing to success in any subject, together with public life. You should be delicate to the wants of the excluded.
Now we have nice financial potential and may enhance the human improvement index on all counts. We are able to struggle starvation, illness, ignorance and each different evil that retard our development.
And youth is the important thing for change. It’s social consciousness and sensitivity that may usher the change we dream of.
I want you the perfect on your lives.
I urge you to embrace the challenges and get forward of change.
Discover your goal and take your share in shaping the brand new world.
Develop into creators of the longer term.
You are able to do it and my greatest needs are with you.
I want to take this chance to congratulate Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Financial institution of India, Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor Normal of India, Kumari Justice Sanju Panda, Orissa Excessive Courtroom, Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Analysis Centre (BARC) and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Authorities of Odisha for being conferred Honoris Causa from this prestigious college.
I as soon as once more congratulate the recipients of the levels, doctoral levels and the Gold Medalists.
I additionally lengthen my greatest needs to the school members, instructing and non-teaching workers, and the members of the family and guardians of the graduating college students on this momentous day.