Madhya Pradesh governor Om Prakash Kohli in Indore on Thursday urged the educated youth to be involved in societal welfare and start doing so by informing at least 10 others about needs to go cashless.
“Having piety and compassion are the hallmarks of the educated. It is incumbent upon them to work for the betterment of the country so that India joins the rank of developed countries from the ‘developing’ rank,” he said in his address at the convocation ceremony for graduates of 2012-13 and 2013-14 batches at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
He urged the varsity authorities to device ways to ensure that the lakhs of uneducated youth are included in the ambit of higher education. “Fifty per cent of the country are youths, but this demographic dividend will become a headache if they remain uneducated and unemployed,” he said, adding that universities should make degree holders employable.
Calling for better research and education standards in the universities, the governor said DAVV should collaborate with foreign universities besides working with Indian counterparts. He also said there should be a balance over courses between technical education, management and humanities streams in universities. “Humanities are neglected at present, but they are a must for a well-rounded personalities,” he said.
The convocation was presided over by GLA University (Mathura) vice-chancellor DS Chauhan, who in his address said, “universities in India give quality education with limited budget.”
The governor gave medals to students who had received Ph.d degrees and secured top ranks in various subjects. Mayor Malini Gaud and MLA Usha Thakur and DAVV vice-chancellor were also present on the occasion.htc