Dr BD Mishra | Pic: New Indian Express
Dr BD Mishra | Pic: New Indian Express

Set up start-ups to provide jobs instead of running for government job, says Arunachal Governor Dr BD Mishra

Dr BD Mishra spoke while being present at the 19th convocation ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi University at Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier Dr BD Mishra (Retd) asked students to set up start-ups and become job providers, instead of running after government jobs. Addressing the 19th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) on Tuesday, the governor said that agriculture and its related work fields provide good opportunities for start-ups.

Mishra said if the students are determined and willing to respect the dignity of work and labour, there is a big scope everywhere for good livelihood. He advised them to acquire merit and not bribe for their mission accomplishment. "Always abide by law and be a man of cent per cent humane virtues,” he stressed.

He asked the passing out students to inculcate seven chapters of behaviour including, transparency, accountability, probity, promptness, equal dispensation, audit and mid-course correction.

He said that they must also have self discipline, which inter alia, includes punctuality, respect for elders, assisting every child of 5 years of age to go to school and most importantly help for the needy and weak.

The governor congratulated the awardees of medals of distinction, degrees and diplomas and said that they have meritoriously distinguished themselves as also done proud to their alma mater, guides, teachers, parents and the society. He said that they must in their life and conversation show themselves worthy of the medals of distinction, degrees and diplomas.

The governor, who is the Chief Rector of the central varsity, also got distributed a copy of ‘Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Constitution of India along with the degrees and diplomas.

He said that the purpose is to remind the graduating students that the fundamental duties are the most important part of national responsibilities which devolve on every citizen of India. "The most important factor for human beings for attaining a benchmark in life is the ‘awareness' and being ‘abreast' with contemporary happenings. Equally important in life is the communication skill,” he said. Mishra also enlightened the passing out students about the dignity of work and labour saying, as they are stepping in their work life they must remember that their alma mater and teachers expect them to be a nationalist all the time.

The governor called upon the passing out students to emerge as a frontline contributor for humanitarian causes in any crisis. He asked them to draw lessons from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mishra exhorted the students to contribute to the progress of the nation and the state and further urged them to shun lawlessness and vandalism which, he said, is not in the interest of anyone.

Mishra presented the Chancellor's Gold Medal for academic session of 2020-21 to MD Basit Rahman, Master of Science (Mathematics) and gold medal to toppers of various disciplines in the undergraduate courses.

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