Underlining the need of adopting latest techniques to compete in the fast changing world, chief minister Virbhadra Singh said the capacity to create, organise and apply knowledge was the most important trait of every successful person in any profession.
He called upon students to adopt latest techniques in day-to-day working. "In the present scenario, knowledge itself is expanding at a greater speed and is a never ending process," he said.
Presiding over the fifth convocation function of Jaypee University of Information and Technology at Waknaghat, the CM said, "Success comes through knowledge, and updating ourselves with the latest technology in every field always help achieve the target."
"Disparity among various sections of society in terms of income, education, health and hygiene, lifestyle and quality of life is not only manifested between the developed and the developing nations, but exist with every nation-state, and India is no exception."
While on the one hand, knowledge of science, engineering and technology was responsible for creating these disparities, he said, the chasm could only be bridged through proper and focused use of such knowledge.
"I want each one of you to use your knowledge only for the progress, development and uplifting of society," he said
Earlier, governor Urmila Singh urged the students to apply their technical knowledge for the benefit of mankind and for creating a sustainable economic order.
She said the students should use and extend their knowledge in their respective fields by competing at multiple levels.
She also stressed on competing globally to provide new directions and technological solutions for solving the problem of poverty and hunger.
The governor said the professionals should maintain highest standard of ethics in their professional conduct and while taking up all kinds of challenges. She told the students that their choices and decisions should enrich the lives of others.
Singh urged the students to be innovative and work for transforming the lives of ordinary and downtrodden citizens of the state and country with their creative enterprises and hard work so that the entire society could be empowered.
Sajjan Jindal and Jaiprakash Gaur, founder chairman of the university, also spoke on the occasion.
Manoj Gaur, pro-chancellor, earlier welcomed and honoured the governor and the chief minister and read out a detailed report about the activities of the Jaypee group, while vice-chancellor Prof SK Kak read the annual report.
Both the governor and the chief minister distributed gold medals among the students who excelled in academics.
Col (Dr) Dhani Ram Shandil, social justice and empowerment minister, was also present on the occasion.
As many as 1,929 degrees and 46 gold medals were awarded to the students on the occasion.