As many as 185 graduates and undergraduates were conferred degress ar the annual convocation of Guru Nanak College here was held on Tuesday. Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, vice-chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, was chief guest while Dr Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, Punjab School Education Board, was guest of honour.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia regretted the deteriorating standards of education in the country. "The reason is loss of inheritance. Indians belong to the race of great people, but we have lost faith in our legacy. The difference between people living in England and India is that of dedication, commitment and discipline," said Walia.
He stressed the need to inculcate the spirit of morality in character among students and inspire them to follow teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. "Where there all challenges, there are opportunities," said the V-C.
Dr Tejinder Kaur dwelt on the topic of identity crisis in her address. She said that the present generation is facing the crisis of identity. "Knowing one's own self is the first duty of every human being. Stop blaming society and start counting your contribution to society. Each individual should be aware of his or her duty towards society," she said.
She stressed the need for physical fitness, communication skills and respect for mother tongue.
After her address, the convocation was declared open.
Principal Dr Jasbir Singh and vice-principal Rajwant Kaur presented mementos to the distinguished guests as a token of gratitude. The principal presented the college report highlighting various achievements of the college.