From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Sept 1: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has advised students to adopt a simple lifestyle and build a strong character so that they could be successful in their life. Banwarilal Purohit was addressing the iugural ceremony of the 3 day 7th tiol Institute of Technology, Silchar, (NITS) Conclave 2017 at NIT in Silchar on Friday. He said, “What is the use of earning money through unfair means? Corruption is the cancer of the society and we should abstain from such evil practises. The mantra of our life should be simple living and high thinking. One should follow the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekanda. Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam is the best role model in the modern times.”
Banwarilal Purohit laid stress on the importance of simplicity, hard work, and sensibility. He also rrated interesting anecdotes from the lives of Shree Shree Ramkrish Paramhangsha Dev, Mahatma Gandhi and Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. Speaking on an advisory note, he said, “Believe in God, for there is no higher truth than Him. According to Gandhi, there are some sins, politics without principles, pleasure without conscience, wealth without work, knowledge without character, science without humanity and worship without sacrifice, which we often commit in our life. We need man of character, not just man of letters. Character is what matters the most.” The Governor further said that the surge of internet has changed our life to a large extent.
Banwarilal Purohit appreciated the NIT students for their initiatives in the field of engineering and science. “The world is shrinking now. We are able to get information from any part of the world within split seconds. Now we are doing robotic surgery and thinking of landing on the surface of the Mars.” S Viswathan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, spoke at length about the contribution of engineers in the development of a country. “I, being an M Tech, can realize the importance of engineers in a country. Out of every 2 IAS, 1 is an engineer. This conclave is a powerful platform for the young intellectuals to hone and exhibit their skills.” Later, Banwarilal Purohit iugurated the exhibition which will end on September 3.