President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday asked the students of Gujarat Central University to work towards nation building “so that our country can emerge as the best nation in the world by 2047.” By then, 100 years of India’s independence will be completed. Addressing the third convocation of the university, the President urged the students to adopt Gujarat’s culture of self-reliance, entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Kovind said, “After 25 years, India will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its independence in 2047. This generation of students will be a witness to this. I want you all to pledge to work towards nation building so that our country will reach 2047 Emerged as the best country in the world. “
He described the Gujarat Central University as “Mini India” as promising students from different states visit here. This university has been established under the Central Universities Act 2009. It has a temporary campus in Gandhinagar.
He said, “I have been told that Gujarat students are only 15 per cent of the total capacity, while the rest are from other states. I urge these students from other states to adopt Gujarat’s culture of self-reliance, entrepreneurship and self-employment.” ”
The President informed the attendees that the Center has allocated Rs 743 crore for the permanent campus of the university. This complex will be built in Vadodara district. He stressed that in order to make the country self-reliant, “local resources, knowledge and experience” should be given priority and students should use their knowledge for the betterment of society and the country.
Kovind gave away medals to 21 meritorious students of the university and expressed happiness that 13 of them are girls. 73 students of PhD, 26 of MPhil, 121 of Masters and 24 of undergraduate students received degrees during the convocation.
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