Surat, 12 February (HS). President Draupadi Murmu on Monday congratulated all the medal winners and students receiving degrees at the 20th convocation ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat. He said that the day of convocation is historic for every institution. This is a memorable occasion of every student’s life. The success of the students is not only due to their hard work, but also the support of their family members and the inspiration and guidance of the professors.
The President said that all of you students have got the opportunity to study in this prestigious institute named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel is a symbol of unity of our country. He told the students that all of you can learn values like determination, dedication and determination from the life ideals of Sardar Patel. By adopting these values you will be able to achieve even the most difficult goals in life. The President expressed happiness over the increase in the number of girls among the students receiving the degree.
He said that today the number of girls in engineering colleges and institutes is more than before. She appreciates the daughters for getting education in science and technology and making their career in this field. She said that she had recently met a group of women start-ups at Rashtrapati Bhavan. All those women are making great progress in the field of technology. They are contributing immensely to the progress of the country and are also providing employment to the people. He said that after meeting her, his belief has deepened that women will play a leading role in developing the country.
He asked the students to make science their guide and charioteer in using technical skills, problem solving skills and innovative thinking for nation building as engineers and scientists. You not only have to find engineering solutions that meet international standards, but also set new standards of innovation, efficiency and inclusion.
Degrees given to 1434 students, gold medals to 23
A total of 1434 student graduates from various programs including 126 PhD, 805 BTech, 355 MTech and 148 MSc were awarded degrees at the ceremony. Of these, 293 are girl students. Apart from this, the President awarded gold medals to 23 students who scored the highest marks.
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