10 November 2022 16:14:52 IST

Contribute to the nation’s development: Om Birla

208 medal winners were recognised at SRMIST’s convocation

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla stressed for greater participation of people and youngsters in the process of administration while delivering the graduation day address at the convocation of SRM Institute of Science and Technology today. He was the chief guest for the event that was held at Dr TP Ganesan auditorium in the campus premises at Kattankulathur, Chennai.

Over 7,125 students from the disciplines of science and humanities, management, law, agriculture, medicine and health sciences received degrees during the convocation. And, 208 were medal winners.

Pursue nation’s progress

India is moving ahead in all spheres, it is shedding its image of the colonial past which was not people-centric, he said and added that there is a change in the way things are done, laws are being made which are more centered around the welfare of the people at large, Birla said, as the auditorium erupted with applause.

“India is emerging as a global hub for technology, and innovations and the whole world is looking towards our nation which has garnered the ability to churn out solutions to challenges that are not only bothering the country but also the world. There is a need for more bring out more changes in the administration processes, there is more need for laws whose objective is the welfare of the public at large, it is here the larger scope for participation of youth exists,” said Speaker Om Birla.

The knowledge and exposure provided at the institution will provide students with the ability to battle life’s challenges and emerge winners, said chief guest Om Birla. Founder chancellor of SRMIST TR Paarivendhar said, “You (students) may touch the pinnacles of glory in your life, and you have to be grateful to your parents and teachers. You are what you are today because of their efforts,” he said.

Valuable lessons

Further addressing the graduands, the founder chancellor said, it was a moment of great pride that the students are getting their degrees at a time when the nation has proudly celebrated 75 years of Independence. A great legacy inherits the nation, it is the youngsters who will be taking the country forward. Your strength lies in the knowledge that you have earned from your educational institution, using it, nation can be taken to the next level.

The institution has a lot of accomplishments to its credit, said T R Paarivendhar and reminded the performance on the placement front is more than excellent. Over 12,000 students were placed during the previous year, and the pay package obtained was ₹1 crore per year, few others had obtained further high pay packages of ₹1.15 crore per year, he said.

Vice-chancellor of SRMIST C Muthamizhchelvan said working hard with determination was essential to taste success in life, success sustainment requires working hard continuously. Excellence is a result of work that goes on without a break, he said. Pro chancellor (Academics) of SRMIST Dr P Sathyanarayanan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (MHS) Dr. Lt Col A Ravi Kumar, Registrar of SRMIST Dr S Ponnusamy were among others present.