Governor attends 12th convocation of Assam Don Bosco University
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- Assam Governor and visitor of Assam Don Bosco University Shri Gulab Chand Kataria while addressing the convocation of the university said, “Education and degrees should not be limited only to the purpose of job, rather they should nurture the faculties like social responsibility, service to the nation and humanity etc.” Delivering his address at the 12th Convocation of Assam Don Bosco University at Tapesia campus in Sonapur here today, Governor Shri Kataria extended his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates, emphasizing that Convocation is the perfect occasion to celebrate years of tireless effort and dedication. He encouraged students to consider how their knowledge and expertise can serve as a guiding beacon for the development of individuals and society. He also said that education and degrees should not be limited only to the purpose of a job, rather they should help the students to nurture the qualities like social responsibility, fellow feeling, service to the nation and humanity. Education should be a medium to spread the message of unity and integrity in the country. The Governor acknowledged the pivotal role that teachers play in shaping students for the future and he underscored their contribution to nation-building activities. He stressed that the collective efforts of hardworking students in Amrit Kaal will give the nation much needed boast to positioning the nation on the global stage as super power. The Governor also said, “You are the new and young workforce of our country. You are going to join millions of youth with your individual dream, vision, innovative ideas to steer the growth of the nation. I am confident that you will also make good use of the education and knowledge acquired from the university and work for development of the country.” The Governor said that the latest technological development in the field of education has changed the academic landscape of the country. There have been many revolutionary changes in the processes of teaching in higher educational institutions in India. To match the best universities and colleges of the world, the institutions of higher education are adopting new and innovative trends in teaching methods. The Governor also asked the graduates to be prepared for new changes taking place in the education sector. He on the occasion also complemented Assam Don Bosco University for taking adequate steps for implementing the National Education Policy 2020. Shri Kataria also said that the Government of India has placed greater emphasis on research in the National Education Policy, thereby promoting technical education and skill development. He also said that under the National Education Policy, reforms are being made in the education system to provide quality education. The Governor also hailed the remarkable achievement of a record number of female graduates. He highlighted the outstanding accomplishments of women across various fields, from ISRO to the nation’s borders. He also expressed confidence that with more opportunities, they can continue to play a significant role in advancing the nation’s development. In the convocation, degrees were conferred on 1286 students of which 555 students received bachelor’s degree in Engineering & Technology, Arts and Basic Sciences and 731 students received Master’s degree in various branches of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Management. Doctoral degrees were conferred on to 23 accomplished scholars. The Chancellor, Fr. Januarius Sangma, Vice Chancellor, Fr. (Dr) Jose Palley and Pro Vice Chancellor Fr Joseph Nellnatt, Directors of Schools, Heads of Departments, faculty members, students and eminent dignitaries from all over the country attended the convocation.