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Turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones: Ravi Shankar

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Tuesday asked students to take difficulties in their stride.

The spiritual guru conferred degrees to the students of the at its first convocation ceremony held at the

Appealing to the students to turn the "stumbling blocks into stepping stones", said, "Don't think your exams are over. Exams actually start after the university. This is just a preparation. Getting degrees is like an entrance exam for life".

As many as 120 students were conferred degrees at the occasion.

The varsity also conferred an honorary doctorate on who was the chief guest for the occasion.

Emphasising the importance of "communication", Ravi Shankar said, "Success in life depends on communication".

"Introspection is also essential. Whenever you find stumbling blocks and obstacles in the path, look back and make those stumbling blocks a stepping stone rather than (thinking it them) a hindrance," he said.

He also asked students to meditate which he said is necessary for maintaining "mental hygiene".

"Meditation is a mental hygiene. You teach dental hygiene. A few minutes of meditation is a mental hygiene. It takes away our stress, keeps you in good spirit," he said.

is a state private university founded in 2008. It was granted the status of a university through a state Act last year.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:25 IST