Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 (UNI) Nobel Laureate Richard R Ernst today appealed to young graduates to be guided by the virtues of wisdom and compassion and contribute towards a better future for all.
Mr Ernst, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1991 for his research in NMR Spectroscopy, while delivering the Convocation address at the KIIT University, wanted the students to be optimist and work towards a better future for all.
He wanted the students to develop a considerate mindset, acquire profound working knowledge within a specialised trade, widen the scientific and human horizon to achieve the goal.
He suggested the students to understand the needs of the world at large, stop irresponsible exploitation of resources, minimise consumption and lead a simple, accountable, peaceful and enjoyable life for a better future for all.
The Former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, United Kingdom, said despite the economic crisis, the world's industry, technology and trade was advancing at a fast pace.
''But the fruits of growth should be shared by as many people as possible fairly as unfair distribution of prosperity slows growth rate,'' he added.
KIIT Chancellor A Samanta asked the students to help educate others and eradicate poverty.
Vice-Chancellor S C De Sarkar said as many as 746 B Tech, 212 MCA, 308 MBA, 39 PGDBIM, 7 MBA (Executive) 50 M Tech degress would be conferred on the students.
For the first time, Sasmita Rani Samanta and Arun Kumar Rath were awarded Ph D Degrees in Business Administration.
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