Graduating at a time when the world is dealing with a lot of challenges, it is not ordinary but the possibilities are bigger than the challenges, said Prime Minister
The youth of 21st century will have to start on a “clean slate” and with a “clean heart” to bring about the change in the mentality of “kuchh badlega nahi” (nothing will change), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.
Addressing the 8th convocation ceremony of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, PM Modi said, “You are stepping into the industry at a time when pandemic has transformed the energy sector across the world. In the Indian energy sector, we need growth, entrepreneurship spirit, and employment.” The prime minister said despite the transformation, it was a great opportunity to enter the industry.
PM Modi further said India had set a target of reducing the carbon footprint by 30 to 35 per cent. “To supplement India’s energy needs, we will increase natural gas participation by four times. And double the oil refinery capacity within five years. This will bring many opportunities for its youth,” he said.
The government has created a special fund for students, and faculty members where they can seek support for their ideas, concepts, and products. “The government through this fund will incubate such innovations and ideas. This fund is an opportunity for students,” PM Modi said.
“Graduating at a time when the world is dealing with a lot of challenges is not ordinary but your possibilities are bigger than the challenges,” PM Modi said while contending that instead of stressing on problems, it was more important to focus on the purpose, preference, and plan. “Restrictions do not matter, but your response does,” PM said while motivating the graduating batch.
Addressing the students virtually, PM Modi said the country required “industry-ready” graduates. “I am confident that with your skill, professionalism, and talent you will become the foundation of self-reliant India,” he said.
Before signing off, the PM asked the Gujarat government to change the name of the varsity from a petroleum university to an energy university. He said that this would attach not just petroleum but the entire energy sector to the varsity.
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