Hyderabad: Speaking at the 80th Convocation of the Osmania University on Monday, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan exhorted the students never to forget the 3Ds in life i.e. discipline, diligence and dedication.
As Chancellor of the University, the Governor offered his apologies for the delay in awarding medals and degrees due to certain unfortunate circumstances. He said the Convocation date should become part of the academic calendar and under no circumstances convocation be postponed to next year and it should be held just like the way schedule is fixed for admissions and conduct of examinations.
“Students should live with teachers like in the olden days when it was called Gurukulam, in which Guru and Sishya became part of one family and that is the need of the hour today”, the Governor said. He said in the olden days, there was an extremely strong bonding between the teacher and the taught and when the student completed study of Upanishads, he would go and ask his teacher what he should do next and the teacher would give him only two words of simple advice ‘Satyam vada – Dharmam chara’, which means speak the truth and protect the dharma.
The Governor congratulated the Vice Chancellor for choosing Dr Chandrashekar, an eminent personality, as the chief guest. The Governor said he wants the University to start something called University of Social Responsibility, which is practiced in the University of Hyderabad, by which the University undertakes to educate children of under privileged sections in English language and teaching of computers as part of University social responsibility.
Earlier, Narasimhan as Chancellor presented Gold Medals and Degrees to the students and presented Honorary Degree to Dr. S. Chandrashekar, Director, IIT, Chief Guest at the 80th Convocation of the Osmania University.