New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur today through a video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said this day is not only important for the parents and teachers of the IIT but also for the New India as the students represent the entire country.
He urged the students passing out, as they embark a new journey of life, to work towards creating startups and innovating things that can change the lives of crores of people in the country. He said the degree they won today represents the aspiration of millions of people, which they have to fulfill.
Modi asked the students to adopt the mantra of Self 3 to overcome their self doubts and obstacles in the future. He said Self 3 is Self-awareness, Self-confidence and Selflessness. He advised the students to recognize their potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre were present on the occasion.