Published: 22nd January 2021
PM Modi tells Tezpur University students to take inspiration from Indian cricket team's success
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and Tezpur Lok Sabha MP Pallab Lochan Das also attended the convocation
Indian cricket team’s historic win against Australia should be an inspiration for the youth, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing the students and faculty at the 18th convocation of Tezpur University in Assam. Modi also added that the young team was not just comparatively inexperienced but injured as well, but that didn’t affect their determination — they beat one of the best teams in the world at a venue where no one thought they would win. A total of 1,218 students received their degrees and diplomas in the convocation.
Modi added that the students should work towards building a self-reliant or Aatmanirbhar India. He said he was sure that by the time we celebrate our 100th Independence Day we would also be celebrating the very students graduating today.
“The universities of future will be entirely virtual and students from any part of the world would be able to study anywhere at any time,” envisaged PM Modi. “We need to have a regulatory framework for such transformation and we are continuously trying to achieve that goal with the New Education Policy. The NEP 2020 aims at a flexible and interdisciplinary education system,” he said and added, “Your efforts tell that you have potential.”
“During the freedom struggle, many brave hearts from Assam have given their lives now you have to live for the AtmaNirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India),” Modi told the students and urged them to spread the tej (light) of Tezpur University across the world.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and Tezpur Lok Sabha MP Pallab Lochan Das also attended the convocation.