Mysuru: “Today’s education system is in the clutches of westernisation and commercialisation. At such a juncture, building a strong vision, compassion and national concern among students is pivotal,” opined Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker.
Addressing the students at 12th Graduation Day of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru Campus on Nov. 27, he called upon the youths not to limit education to text books in order to shape their personality to the societal requirement.
Emphasising on the challenges ahead, Kageri asked the graduates to prepare themselves for the much-needed grit, self-discipline and will power.
Kageri advised students to be self-disciplined in life. ‘Do not to wait for any Government to implement rules and regulations. As a responsible citizen it is everyone’s duty to be disciplined in life,’ he said adding that, ‘nation first’ should be the mantra of all Indians.
He congratulated Amrita graduates for acquiring degree from not only a prestigious institution but the one that imparts the values needed to tackle real life challenges.
In his benedictory address, Sampujya Swami Poornamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt, said today Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is contributing one more batch of professionals to the world to serve the mankind. He guided students to respect their elders as they do it to their parents and expand their boundary of belongingness to the whole universe. The only way to become successful in life is to be empty so that one can lead a more fulfilling life.
He cautioned the young minds to always take righteous decisions, since one wrong decision can make a difference.
Guest of honour Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, former Vice- Chancellor, University of Mysore, wished good luck to the students for their future endeavours.
A total of 531 UG and PG students received their degrees during the graduation ceremony, including 57 rank holders and medal winners.
Dr. K. Sankaran, Registrar, Amrtia Vishwa Vidyapeetham; Dr. R. Dandapani, Controller of Examinations; Dr. R. Prashanth Nair, IQAC Vice-Chairperson; Br. Anantaananda Chaithanya, Director, Mysuru campus; Br. Muktidamrta Chaitanya, Correspondent, Mysuru Campus; Dr. G. Ravindranath, Principal, Mysuru Campus and others were present.