Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually addressed the students at the 18th Convocation ceremony of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre was the guest of honor. Shri. J. D. Patil, whole-time Director, and Senior Executive Vice President for L&T’s Defence Business & L&T-NxT also attended the programme.
Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the Chief Guest for the convocation, in his video message, congratulated the students and the parents. He talked about the 3Ds, the country has. The Democracy, Demographics, and Demand. He appealed to the students to use these 3Ds and help the country become ‘ATMANIRBHAR’ and attain a goal of a 5 trillion dollar economy. He stressed the role of engineering in nation-building. He also informed about the various schemes such as Digital India, Start-up India, Make in India, etc. started by the Government of India. He urged the students to build the Naya Bharat – Swachha Bharat, Swastha Bharat, and Sashakt Bharat. The Minister sought the attention of the students to some of the alumni of the institute, who have made an immense contribution to society and the nation. Dr. Pokhriyal appreciated the work done by the institute during the corona pandemic.
Shri. Sanjay Dhotre, during his speech, asked the students to remember the sacrifices made by the parents to see them reach this milestone. He further added that it’s time for the students to apply the concepts and ideas learned during their studies. The Minister sought their attention to the fast-changing face of India in recent years. He appealed to the students to keep their values intact in this highly competitive world.
This year VNIT felicitated students and research scholars with 45 medals, prizes and awards for their academic meritorious achievements.