Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the 18th convocation of Tezpur University in Assam has said that universities can become virtual in the coming times. Addressing the event through video conferencing from New Delhi, the Prime Minister also stressed on self-reliant India and said that the corona epidemic has taught us its lesson.
The PM said that at the beginning of the epidemic people were apprehensive as to what would happen, but the country showed resilience, we took an active decision. We have solved this by taking out an effective vaccine against Kovid. PM said, our vaccines are a living example of trust in our scientists. PM said that we are one of the best performing countries in digital inclusion. PM also emphasized on banking inclusion.
Urging the youth of the country to take inspiration from Team India’s historic Test cricket win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that even though India is less experienced, we should face challenges, as recently as Australia Indian cricket team did it in Gaba.
The PM said that till the completion of 100 years of independence of the country, the country has a golden period and this includes the age of 20-25 years of youth. The PM reminded the youth what the youth of 100 years ago used to do for the country. The PM said that the present youth should also come forward to take the country and the northeast to new heights of development. The Prime Minister called upon the youth to take full advantage of the growing infrastructure in the country.
The PM praised the University’s Innovation Center and asked people to come forward for Vocal Four Local. The PM also discussed the university developing technology to clean drinking water and appealed to take it to different parts of the country. The PM also praised the technology of waste management by the university.
At the ceremony, degrees and diplomas were awarded to 1,218 students who passed in 2020. 48 toppers from various undergraduate and postgraduate programs were also awarded gold medals. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also present on the occasion.