Venerable board of directors, principals, faculty and my young friends,
Let me first of all honestly admit that I am very happy to be amongst the august company of pedagogues and academicians and I feel honored that I have been invited by all of you to be a part of the induction program of the college. But let me tell you that I am all the more blissful to be amongst the potential youth power of so many youngsters. I have always believed that youth is the fountainhead of energy. This youthful energy when channelized into constructive activities has built civilizations of culture and traditions. The positive power of youth spellbounds everyone when it is utilized for growth of nations and the universe. The same force can become an evil fire emitting leviathan when this young energy is exploited by the vested interests of our society, for aggrandizing their personal agendas.
But I Feel proud to know that the group of youth that I am addressing today has taken a vow to contribute positively and constructively to the building up of their own destiny, the destiny of the great Indian nation , the universe and the flora and fauna our mother earth. I actually can see many budding scientists sitting amongst you, some future potential social leaders, a good number of honest bureaucrats, many ethical future businessmen and corporate leaders, developers and industrialists and most of all great human beings who will make our country the leader of the nations by the year 2020. Many countries speak of their achievements in terms of leadership in some field or the other. America calls itself the leader of the world on the strength of their huge economy, Japan on the strength of their industrialization and the work culture, the Arab world speaks of the petroleum stocks, but India is fortunate that she is a leader because we have a very large young population. I am sure this college will direct the flow of this young blood into productive, useful and valuable force to become the builders of society, nation and the globe.
All my young friends present here have come fresh out of school or junior college. They will now get exposed to the outside adult world. This world that is moving at a speed and pace beyond their comprehension will sometimes intimidate you. But do not get overawed. You need to look at life from the perspective of an adult at this stage and at the same time you must preserve your innocence. This innocence will help you retain your originality and the inquisitiveness of mind. Be as much inquisitive in your new study streams as possible. Look at your study curriculum as an innovation in your thinking process and mind mapping as it will help you learn and apply things faster in your profession and avocation when you move from college to the outside world.
I will advise each one of you to nurse a dream, a dream destination for your ultimate career goal in your life and be constantly in touch with your dream. Make it the biggest and the only source of inspiration in your life. Always remember that your dreams do get realized. What you really need is the mind power and the focus to achieve this dream. I want to see each one of you achieve the dream career destination of your life and let me assure you that each person, each faculty of this college will always be very happy and eager to help you reach your dream career destination in your life.
Lastly you must always remember that a mere bookish knowledge will not be enough to survive and compete in your life. Expand your horizons of knowledge. You must try to pick up as much additional skills and knowledge related to your choice of future career as possible. This will help you find your own niche very faster and much ahead of your rivals and competitors. I shall be looking forward to hearing from all of you about your achievement in life when you grow up.
God bless all of you.