Chandigarh: President Draupadi Murmu Said on Sunday that to give further impetus to the progress of the country, the number of girl students in technical educational institutions should be increased. Murmu was addressing the 52nd Convocation and Closing Ceremony of the Centenary Year Celebrations of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in Chandigarh. The President lauded the institute and said that he was happy to know that it has provided many stalwarts to the country.
Among his eminent alumni, he included the former Chairman of ISRO and the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India, Prof. Satish Dhawan, eminent educationist and founding director of IIT-Delhi, Prof. RN Dogra and expert in missile technology and strategic systems, Dr. Satish Kumar Murmu said, Kalpana Chawla, an alumnus of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, PEC, became the first woman astronaut of Indian origin and created an inspiring history of self-sacrifice for science.
Noting that Kalpana Chawla Chair of Geospatial Technology is established in the institute, he said, “The number of girl students in technical educational institutions should be increased to give more impetus to the progress of the country.” He urged the students to never forget their duties towards the motherland, whatever they want to be in their life as they are the builders of India of tomorrow.
The President said that as students enter a world of unlimited opportunities and possibilities, they have no doubt that they are capable of converting opportunities into success and possibilities into certainties.
They are expected to use the acquired knowledge in the service of humanity as well, said Murmu, urging Mahatma Gandhi’s message of ‘sarvodaya’ to be among his personal priorities.
He said that it is the moral duty of every citizen, especially the youth, to put into practice the values of the Father of the Nation.
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