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Stay connected to alma mater and contribute to its growth: AICTE chief
“Education must enlighten individuals enabling them to not only lead a life with confidence and dignity, but also instil humanity trait and other moral values,” said Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Chief Guest of the 9th Convocation of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS).
He emphasised on the need of creation, assimilation, and dissemination as main objectives of one’s mind. Further, he expressed his happiness towards following care, concern, and compassion as key elements of life since the inception of Institution in 1985. Also, he highlighted the vitality of Industry linkages, research activities, signing MoUs, and sensitising students towards social issues and natural calamities as essential parameters of education.
Sahasrabudhe requested the students to stay connected with their alma mater and continue contributing towards its development. In a broader perspective, he stressed on the strength of Alumni chapters and congratulated HITS for establishing Alumni Chapters pan India and abroad as well.
The address concluded with laying importance to lifelong learning process as education has no boundaries to confine itself. Lalit Gupta, Joint Director General, Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation and Honorary Secretary General, Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) was honoured with the honoris causa degree as an acknowledgment of his accomplishments and for lifelong significant contribution in India’s competitive aviation sector, and being a leading figure in design and development of aircraft, flight safety and aviation environment.
The convocation dissolved after a pledge taken by the successful graduates followed by the National Anthem. As a sign of growth and progression, saplings were planted by the honourable guests at Founder’s Block, and ALSIM AL 250, a state-of-art Simulator was also inaugurated. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS, in her address said, “Education does not stop with mere graduation, rather it should teach a lifetime lesson.”