Convocation Address at Kalasalingam University

Great citizens of  World !

In this holy soil of Karma veerar Kamaraj and Gandhian Shri Dr.Kalasalingam I am privileged to address the 22 nd convocation of this vibrant  University  College of Engineering.

Respected Founder Chairman of Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering “Kalvivallal” Thiru T. Kalasalingam, Secretary Thiru K. Sridharan, my esteemed good friend and Principal and presently the Vice Chancellor of Kalasalingam University Dr. C. Thangaraj, faculty members, administrative staff, parents, students, friends from media and my dear young graduates, let me first extend warm greetings to one and all.

E.M.Sudarsana Natchiappan, Member of Parliament, giving away degree certificate to a student at the convocation held in Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering at Krishnankoil near Srivilliputtur on Saturday. Photo: K. Ganesan Courtesy:The Hindu

E.M.Sudarsana Natchiappan, Member of Parliament, giving away degree certificate to a student at the convocation held in Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering at Krishnankoil near Srivilliputtur on Saturday. Photo: K. Ganesan Courtesy:The Hindu

The guiding star for 21st century  Indian Youths Shri. Rahul Gandhi’s  birth day is celebrated through out India today. Hence

I am of proud of standing before the dynamic and vibrant youth force who are brave and potential to face the life after proving themselves of acquiring knowledge by hard but pleasant training in this beautiful  Kalaslingam University. Here are the youths in their twenties anxious to contribute their knowledge and vision for  21st century India.

Old stories were that the’ best brain in India ‘ exported to western countries causing brain drain.  Now best brains are  strengthened further for developing  India    where they are born and live by inheriting  Ancient India  nay “Knowledge India”.

KNOWLEDGE POWER AND INDIA:

Knowledge is power . Realizing the potential power and managing multiple transformations simultaneously is the greatness of us – the  Indians. It is the source of potential , discovery, growth, wisdom and creativity.   You were till now given every tool of learning known, encouraged to explore and to be independent, and rewarded  for persistence and success with praise. The world you lived till now was the environment that knows no hate ,  anger, distrust, envy, greed, fear , jealousy, or the like. You grew up knowing only support and love, never feeling neglected, abandoned, or insecure. You  believed that all things are possible with patience and persistence.

Now  you are like Prince Siddardha stepping out of palace to face the environment full of shortages of time and resources. The world will be full of anger, greed, suffering , fear, and other negative emotions and this information will be reinforced over and over again through television , radio, print media, relatives, father, mother and friends in neibourhood.

If you think for a minute that it is not the new environment  but it was in existence   even

before and even after and understand that it all depend upon your mindset which can be vibrant the home of dreams , ambitions, goals, plans , direction and purpose. You are part of the society which need you and your knowledge for Change – that is the nature of life. Imagine that you have support and love, never feeling neglected, abandoned, or insecure. Then you will believe that all things are possible with patience and persistence. More so you will be the support and love, feeling inclusive ,

secure and strength for the society and nation.

Now you gained the quality of

“Serenity, self-restraint, austerity, purity, forgiveness, and also uprightness, knowledge, wisdom and faith.

Or

Bravery, boldness, fortitude, promptness , not flying from battle, generosity and lordliness as duties.”

It is the time of choosing the road to lead to reach your life goal. Choices are very many but one can group it in four different direction:

1.  Pursue your further studies and research which are in high demand in Indian and world market as Indians are best in innovation, invention and discovery .

2.During these years one would have thought that he or she has the ability for completely in different field of study or work. Have boldness to choose the new road, but don’t turn back again, march forward, your world is inviting you with folded hands.

3. The world is open. 153 countries are to use your talent or you can use your talent to bring goods, services or product of any such country to India or from India to such country that is the greatness of World Trade Organisation and TRIPS agreement.

4.Choose the road to enhance your capacity, and capability to live with the people , among the people and for the people   and be the Leader. You are wanted for adorning the seat of power. Here is the opportunity and sky is the limit. But it is the toughest job in the world -the Public Management by selection or election.

If one could understand these four directions  it is certain that they meet in point again that is the You-you alone. You are born to achieve. If you succumb to the thought which comes to every body and every time that you cannot achieve- have the talisman and say “I am born to achieve- I born every minute to achieve and I have no death till I achieve.” It is the greatness of life. Look at the nature . Do you find any of the living thing is ready to die or , stop- growing or working. Either tree or ant anything has a purpose in life ‘to live and enhance the environment’ . Then why not you the great soul of Bharath- India.

I wish you all the best of your life. We will meet in the junction of four roads.

vazhga Thamil !  Jai Hind !

About Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan MA ML( USA) Ph D

Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan, was a Member of Parliment - Lok Sabha one term and two terms Rajya Sabha and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industy, New Delhi Sr.Lawyer ,Supreme court of India, NewDelhi, India. President, Indian society of International Law, New Delhi Founder of 21st century International School, Sivagangai Tamil Nadu. Author of books WTO and India, RTI and others
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