Srinagar, Aug 23: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, conducted its 38th annual convocation recently.
Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Civil Aviation General Dr. V. K. Singh took part as chief guest and delivered the convocation address. Founder-Chancellor of VIT Dr. G. Viswanathan presided over the convocation.
In his convocation address, General Dr. V.K. Singh said, “There is no shortcut to success, though it is written in books. It all depends on how committed, hardworking and knowledgeable you are.” He advised the graduates not to stick to one solution for all problems but seek solutions in a pragmatic way.
“Education is what you gather as part of the environment in the institution. This adds to your personality. Education is what you have learned and how you will apply it, how you develop an open mind and analyse things,” Dr. Singh added.
The minister also pointed out that with the Centre’s focus on development and infrastructure, the country has gained the trust of many countries, which have come forward to invest in India. The kind of environment being created in India has made the country a ideal global investment destination, he said and appealed to youngsters to utilise the opportunity and come up in life.
Earlier, VIT Founder-Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan in his address urged Dr. V. K. Singh to use his good offices to influence the Centre and State Governments to spend more on higher education and compete with advanced countries.