India leads in the supply of youth globally – Dr Swamy

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Jaipur, 16th January: The IIS University hosted its fourth convocation at the university premises. The Chancellor of the University Justice S. N. Bhargava presided over the function, while former Cabinet Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy was the chief guest on the occasion.

More than 1500 students were conferred their degrees and diplomas in the various programmes out of which there are 30 Ph.D, 01 M.Phil, 473 Post Graduation, 922 under graduation and 78 PG diploma and Advanced Diploma level grandaunts. Also, 62 Gold Medals and plaques, 12 Endowment Awards and 289 Merit Certificates were awarded to meritorious grandaunts.

With the permission of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Ashok Gupta declared the convocation open and welcomed the chief guest, dignitaries, guests and grandaunts present in the convocation hall. Later, he delivered the welcome speech and apprised the audience with the highlights of The IIS University.

In the welcome speech, Dr. Gupta talked about the journey which began in 1995 as the International College for Girls and within a short span of time it crossed many significant milestones in its endeavors towards excellence in higher education when it was conferred the status of Deemed to be university in 2009.

While congratulating students on their success, he said that the real challenge of life starts now, you have to build career and set goals to accomplish something worthwhile in life.

He also motivated the students by saying that most people are like mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times, few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where trouble fester. I am confident that all of you will be ‘windows of life’ to others around you.

The Chief Guest on the occasion, Dr. Subramanian Swamy while delivering convocation address he said that universities are green houses for our youth to find their roots and develop and flower their intelligence for pursuit of their chosen careers after graduation and to live a good family life in a vibrant democracy.

But he was saddened about India’s education policy, he further said that unfortunately the education system we have today is the same as designed by Macaulay in 1835, with intention to produce civil servants and clerks for the British rule to rule over the Indian masses. While discussing about how our education should be he said that classroom education should not be lecture based but discussion and argument based. He also advised students to be fearless, patriotic and try to solve the problems of the country.

He further said that India has a great potential, it maintains balance between spiritual progress and material progress. Yoga that is invented by India is adopted by the foreigners. He also cited the example, that NASA will use Sanskrit language as it is computer complaint language.

Since the world view of economic development has now completely changed. It is no more thought of as capital-driven or as labour driven as Karl Marx argued, but as knowledge-driven, he said.

While quoting vast youth population as demographic potential dividend Dr. Swamy said that globally, India today leads in the supply of youth i.e. persons in the age group of 15 to 35 yrs, and this lead will last for another forty years. We should not therefore squander this ‘natural resources’.

62 scholars walked away with gold medals out of which 12 were from Arts and Social Sciences, 19 from commerce and management, 17 were from Science.

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