Bhubaneswar, November 9 (LocalWire): “India enjoys demographic dividend and our young population is capable of taking the country to new heights,” Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told the graduating students at the 15th Annual Convocation of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University on Saturday.
During the ceremony, 6,578 students were awarded Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees.
The annual convocation was also attended by Odisha Legislative Assembly speaker Dr. Surjya Narayana Patro and Lok Sabha MP Aparajita Sarangi.
Asserting that technology has become the main driver of change in the modern world, Birla said that Indian information technology professionals are in key positions and making key contributions to their companies and to the industry all over the world.
“Development of new technology has become necessary for the progress and Indian youth with their education, skill, and motivation can bring prosperity to the country,” he stated.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Patro asked students to create new knowledge and use their knowledge to make the life of coming generations better.
“Global warming and environmental degradation are posing a threat to the very existence of humankind.
I hope you will use your education to develop new technologies to tackle these challenges,” he said.