Role of youth will determine India’s future – Assam gov.
Guwahati, Sep. 8 (PTI): Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi said Saturday the role of youth will collectively determine the future of Indias economic and social transformation as more than half the country’s population was under the age of 25 years.
“As per trends, by 2020, India will have the largest young workforce, becoming the worlds youngest country with a median age of 29 years. Therefore, the role of youth power will collectively determine the future of India,” Mukhi said while delivering the keynote address at the seventh convocation of Assam Don Bosco University near here.
The governor called upon the graduating students to reap the opportunity of the young pool of human resources and become a new engine of growth for the country.
He also asked the graduating students to remain curious and ask questions to increase the parameter of their knowledge.
He also advised them to set a direction for themselves with a purposeful vision and asked them to move forward without the apprehension of being wrong because mistakes can be an opportunity for them to become even better.
He asked them to share the lessons they learnt during their stay at the university and help others to become enriched by transferring their knowledge to the underprivileged section of the society.
Altogether, 766 degrees were conferred including 13 doctoral degrees in eight disciplines.
Under the Distance Education Programme of the University, 328 students from across 44 countries were also conferred degrees on various disciplines.
Declaring the convocation open, the Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University Fr Januarius Sangma said the students must open themselves to realities, become socially conscious and responsible for the nation and society.
Vice Chancellor Fr Stephen Mavely presented a report covering all the significant developments that had taken place in the university during the past one year in the areas of research, academics, infrastructural developments and quality assurance on the occasion.