Shun corrupt elements, Dua tells students
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 27
Students are the future of the nation and should act with responsibility while combining their personal interest with the interest of the nation, said the Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, Mr H.K.Dua, here today.
Addressing a gathering of graduates and postgraduates at the annual convocation of the Government College, Sector 11, Mr Dua said those who have graduated should consider themselves lucky as a major population of the country was still devoid of the basic education. Those who have been able to attain higher education should see the contribution of society and they should give back something to society.
Congratulating the recipients of degrees, the Editor-in-Chief said getting a degree was a milestone. He advised the students to experiment more and improve upon their mistakes. Those who pursue excellence often commit mistakes, added Mr Dua.
He expressed concern for those who were denied the right to basic education. Those who have been lucky to get education should pay back to society. In the interest of the nation, students should combine their personal interest with the interest of the nation.
Mr Dua said: “We are the nation of the future but everything was not right. All do not have access to potable water, medical facilities, jobs and a roof over their heads.” He called upon the students to shun corrupt elements and those with criminal record in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier, the Principal of he college, Prof Balvinder Singh, read out the annual report of the college and highlighted the achievements in different fields. The Principal conferred degrees on 10 postgraduates in English, 10 in MSc (IT), 20 graduates in BCA, 25 graduates in BBA, 120 graduates in B.Com, 210 graduates in BA and 40 graduates in B.Sc and 22 students who passed in honours.
The Principal also conferred degrees on Simrandeep Kaur, who stood first in MA English, Akhilesh Gupta, who stood first in BA and first in geography (Honours). The outstanding students in academics — Gagandeep Gupta, Manish Jindal, Piyush Wig, Puneet Chadha, Lalit Jain , Abhishek and Priya — were also honoured.
40 honours students fail to get degrees: The Principal of the Government College, Prof Balvinder Singh, in statement said that despite repeated requests to Panjab University, the degrees of about 40 students in BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) were not delivered till the last moment. He said the issue had been brought to the notice of the Vice-Chancellor. Many of the affected students, who passed out from the college last year, had come from far off places to get their degrees. Disappointed the students said it amounted to playing with their careers.
The college authorities claimed that they had intimated the concerned authorities in the university in advance. The Controller of Examination, Panjab University, Dr Sodhi Ram, was not available for comments.