Shri Subhash Chandra, invited as the chief guest the annual convocation at Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad on Saturday, addresses the students from the different disciplines of the institutions of KIET.
Speaking at the event, he congratulates the students who are being conferred with their degrees and stressed on the need to impart practical training.
Citing a Hindi proverb ‘padhai ke sath sath gudhai bhi honi chahiye’ meaning that along with studies outdoor experience is also important, he urges the governing council to include three to six months of practical training period as a part of the curriculum. “May be posting them in some existing industries or starting something adjoining to your institutions, perhaps a kind of practical training institute,” he says. Stating that if the council considers this suggestion, Subhashji also offers practical training opportunity to at least 20 KIET students with the Essel group.
He says, “In my experience, even after passing out of premier institutions young minds still need a lot of working and training.”
He praises the exemplary work done by the KIET group of institutions in the educational sector and reiterates his belief that “Pratibha ke bina pragati hona sambhav nahi” meaning Talent is the truth of progress.
“Unfortunately, in India we have considered human resource as a big problem. Be it politics, bureaucracy or the common man, everyone will say the growing population is a huge problem. I believe otherwise. I believe that every single individual – educated or uneducated, literate or illiterate, earning or not – has got some talent or the other. It is this talent that society needs to identify,” he adds. ”Every individual needs to be trained with some specific skills so that the society could benefit in the long run.”
He also urges the students to take a pledge to educate at least two people in their lives and play an active role in capacity building so that in the coming years India’s population is no longer looked as a liability but as an asset. He says, “The main objective of his TV show, the Subhash Chandra Show, is to inspire people to become job providers and not seekers.”
Subhashji also speaks about the Rs. 5000 cr that the Subhash Chandra foundation has pledged to invest in capacity building in India with initiatives that will bring out the talent of the nation’s people and make India a global leader in every possible way.
Praising the efforts of Narendra Modi government to steer the nation in that direction, Subhash says, “The government is doing outstanding work but it is my belief that every individual needs to make a significant contribution to take the nation forward.”
On the subject of business and success Subhashji advises the students to remember to live in the present and not think about the past and worry about the past.
Over 1300 students were awarded degrees at the function. Subhashji also promised to have the Subhash Chandra show at KIET.
Shri Atul Garg, MoS Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Professor Shri Kailash Narayan, Vice-Chancellor APJ Abdul Kalam University also graced the occasion.