Be creative and innovative, Dr Kalam to students
OT, January 9, 2012 20:50 IST
Okhla Times News Network/Chennai
The first Convocation of B.S. Abdur Rahman University was held at Vandalur, Chennai, on January 9. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, delivered the Convocation address and distributed medals and degrees to the first batch of 287 post-graduate (MBA, M.Tech) and M.Phil students passed out from the university.
On this first convocation Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was awarded Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Science (Honorius cause) by the chancellor of the university Abdul Qadir A. Rahman Buhari.
Dr. P. Kanniappan delivered welcome address and give a brief report on the record of achievements of the university.
Dr. Abdul Kalam called upon graduates to be unique and avoid the folly of comparing with others in the race of achievement in career. He called upon graduates to be unique and excel in their own abilities and be creative and innovative.
He cited the examples of innovations made by Write brothers, Thomas Alva Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Srinivasa Ramanujam among other for their inspiration and achievement.
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