President Pranab Mukherjee meets second batch of 19 scholars from NIT’s at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Pranav Mukherjee meets NIT scholars
Honorable President meets students at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The second batch of 19 NIT scholars from across the country participating in an ‘In-House’ program of Rashtrapati Bhavan called by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday, 21st May, 2015 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

While speaking on the event, the President referred Swami Vivekananda and said that “Expansion is life, Contraction is death”. He advised the young NIT intellectuals to never impede and move ahead relentlessly. He said that the general trend he had been observing among the NIT scholars was that they desire to be driving force of change in whatsoever propensity they were positioned in to serve the motherland. He said that Technology is power. He wished them a very contented and thriving career ahead.

The President reiterated that NITs are the pioneer institutions in our country for passing on scientific and technical education of superior excellence. The augmentation of NITs, as a group of institution, is miscellaneous. There are previous NITs with whose origins one can illustrate an analogous with the genesis of contemporary industrialized India. The reality that the expansion of NITs since their commencement is mainly the result of aboriginal pains and efforts, without any sort of assistance from overseas institutions, is truly laudable.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee reinstated that discussing of multiplicity, the NIT structure is striking by a distinctive blend of scholars. Each NIT depicts a national quality by planning, making its university grounds a ‘mini-India’. Assortment of students from various parts of India in one institute has many positive off-shoot, including the progression of a pan-India spirit in each and every one of them.

He said that the students of NIT are an asset to this country. As a result, there will be anticipations and expectations from them. They should therefore, understand and appreciate their accountabilities. He said that, they not only have the capability to dream life-size but also have the ability to execute that vision because of their education. He suggested them to move ahead and create a huge distinction to the society in which they live in. Whatever they do, they should constantly achieve with the extraordinary motivation of doing excellence to the civilization in which they exist.

The NIT scholars were undisputed in saying that they would for eternity, take pride in the reminiscences of the lifetime opportunity, they had obtained to be the accomplice of the ‘In Residence’ Programme at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They also said that this priceless experience have given them great poise and reinvigorated a profound sense of nationalism within them as well as a feeling of buoyancy in the structure of authority in the country.

The In-house programme for the second batch of 19 NIT scholars was proclaimed by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Annual Conference of Directors of NITs held in October 2014. First batch of seventeen NIT scholars participated in a similar ‘In Residence’ programme from 11th April 2015 to 17th April, 2015. The second batch of NIT scholars were the participants of the ‘In-Residence’ programme at Rashtrapati Bhavan from 16th May, 2015 to 22nd May, 2015. Similar programs previously existed for writers, grass root innovators and artists. The same will be extended to inspired instructors from Central Universities next month.

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