th convocation on Saturday – It is your life and you must lead it on your terms. Sharing insights from his career path, Narayanan sought to put the circumstances under which they were graduating – namely the global pandemic and how one could shape their lives to meet the challenges that this situation has posed to humanity.
“Probably many of you might be thinking it is the worst time for the economy, worst time for society, worst time for mankind because this is the time of acute pain, distress, anxiety, a lot of uncertainty and where we do not know what tomorrow holds. Yet my young friends, this is a time of immense strength for us as human beings. This is the time, when we can, when you can, come together and do things that you want to do as well as you want to,” he said.
Reminding them that difficulties are part of one’s life, he said one element that helps people come out from these times is their purpose and values. Purpose is the guiding spirit of your life. This is not materialistic but it is what you want to be remembered for as a human being. It is important to think about it when you are young. Then you will try to achieve it as you go through life and try to achieve your goals at the end,” Narayanan said.
Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, vice-chancellor, MAHE, said, “MAHE’s recent recognition as an institution of eminence by the ministry of education speaks for its myriad glory. MAHE has nurtured diverse talent. They have become world-global leaders like Satya Nadella and Rajeev Suri, leading meaningful changes and innovations in the world today,” he said while wishing graduating students’ success and hoping each of them will make MAHE proud.
Dr Dilip G Naik, pro VC, Mangaluru campus MAHE addressed the students. The Dr TMA Pai gold medal winners on the second day were Sahil Garg, Manipal Institute of Technology; Gitanjali Jha, Manipal Institute of Communication; Gollapudi Sai Spandana, KMC Manipal and Silas Stefna, Manipal School of Life Sciences. Vasanthi R Pai, trustee, MAHE Trust, Dr H S Ballal, Pro-Chancellor and other MAHE officials were present.