Rise above caste and religion: Jung to students

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New Delhi, March 18: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday, Mrach 18 asked students to rise above caste and religion and start thinking as an Indian to uplift the poor in the country.

Addressing the 11th convocation ceremony of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jung said "if you can bring a smile on the face of the poorest man on the street that you see, your life is worth living."

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Jung, who is chancellor of the university, also exhorted the girl students saying they were "second to none" and advised them to be never "awed" in the male presence and stand up to their rights.

A total of 73 gold medals were presented to the toppers of different courses run by the university during the convocation.

Degrees were conferred on 20,631 students of bachelors and masters courses. Besides, 59 PhD degrees were awarded in the ceremony held at West Campus of the university.

In the convocation address, chief guest ex-UGC chairman Prof Hari Gautam said that a university must produce not only great academicians, teachers and researchers but also employable graduates. "Our aim should be more focused on how to create capable and employable rather than millions of incapable graduates.

Transformation that society is going through warrants a rejuvenation in the way we teach and what we teach. Restructuring of our educational institutions is call of the day."

PTI 

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