Arunachal Pradesh Governor V Shanmuganathan today advised the students to have quality life, high moral ethics and physical fitness.
Gracing the XIVth convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University at Rono Hills, the Governor called upon the graduates and the students to have a purpose and goal in life.
He advised them to think big and act in time with conviction.
Shanmuganathan said that to do any great work the students have to focus on their performance.
"This will lead to recognition and in the long run earn respect. Respect will give them power. They have to concentrate on their performance," he said.
He added that to bring out the best in the students, they have to rise above gender, caste, religion, race, and regionalism.
"Leave behind your ego, eliminate bias and welcome courtesy and dignity. Advocate openness, fairness, transparency, accountability and meritocracy," he stressed.
Citing examples of Indians doing extremely well internationally, the Governor said that the youth of India have huge potential.
He expressed hope that the students of Arunachal Pradesh could top the world and advised the students to have faith and confidence in themselves.
The Governor exhorted the students, particularly those who were conferred the degrees to have the passion to contribute towards the society.
He advised them to think about the state and country.
Shanmuganathan, who is the Chief Rector of the University, urged the students to carry out research works through innovative means to address poverty, diseases and other challenges faced by the people.
RGU Chancellor Air Marshal (Retd) Pranab Kumar Barbora in his address congratulated the parents, faculty and students.
He called upon the graduates to perform and help India in its progress.
Vice Chancellor of the univwersity Prof. Tamo Mibang gave a brief on the University.
He informed that 61 major and minor research projects have been taken up by the central varsity.
"It is one of the unique universities of the country where strength of the female students is more than their male counterparts," the VC added.
The Governor also presented the Chancellor's Gold Medal, while Borbora presented the Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal for academic session of 2015-16.
A total of 678 post graduates and 5660 under graduates were conferred degrees while 16 students received PhD, 18 received their Master of Philosophy on the occasion.
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