Mysuru: State Assembly speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said that our education system is in the clutches of westernisation and commercialisation. At such juncture, building a strong vision, compassion and national concerns among students is pivotal.”
Speaking at the convocation address organised by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam here on Sunday November 27, he said that youth does not limit education to textbooks to shape their personality to the societal requirement. Emphasising the challenges ahead, Kageri asked the graduates to prepare themselves for the much-needed grit, self-discipline and willpower.
He congratulated Amrita graduates for acquiring a degree from not only a prestigious institution but one that imparts the values needed to tackle real-life challenges.
In his address, Sampujya Swami Poornamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Matha said that today Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is contributing one more batch of professionals to the world to serve mankind. In his humanitarian message, he guided students to respect their elders as they do with their parents and expand their boundaries of belongingness to the whole universe. “The only way to become successful in life is to be empty so that one can lead a more fulfilling life,” he said.
He further cautioned young minds to always take righteous decisions, since one wrong decision can make a difference.
Guest of honour Prof G. Hemanth Kumar, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysuru addressed students and wished them good for their future endeavours.
A total of 531 UG and PG students received their degrees during the graduation ceremony, including 57 rank holders and medal winners.
Dr. K. Sankaran, Registrar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Dr. R. Dandapani, Controller of Examinations, Dr. R. Prashanth Nair, IQAC Vice-Chairperson, Br. Anantaananda Chaithanya, Director, Mysuru Campus, Br. Muktidamrta Chaitanya, Correspondent, Mysuru Campus, Dr. G. Ravindranath, Principal, Mysuru Campus and others were present on the occasion.