“We are graduating at a unique time. Some will call it a time of uncertainty, but I will call it a time of opportunity. The global pandemic has tested all countries. Adversities reveal what we we are done. India has faced the unknown with confidence, thanks to its scientists, healthcare workers and ordinary citizens. For this reason, India is at the forefront. Our industry is at avant-garde,” said the Prime Minister.
Highlighting that India has become the second largest manufacturer of mobile phones, the Prime Minister further said that innovation is thriving in India with a 1500% growth in the number of startups.
“Over the past six years, the number of start-ups has increased. Last year, India received record FDI of $83 billion. India is becoming a vital link in the global supply chain and we have the chance to do the greatest as we turn obstacles into opportunities,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi also mentioned three important factors in this age of technological disruption.
“In this era of technological disruption, there are 3 important factors – 1. Testing for the technology – as there is a growing sense of acceptance of the technology, even at the local level. 2. Trust in the risk takers – the Entrepreneurs are now being looked at with a new respect. It helps to create opportunities. 3. Temperament for reforms – a strong government that is not restrictive but responsive, leaving room for people’s talents,” he said during the summons.
He said reforms in the infrastructure sector through the GatiShakti Master Plan are creating world-class infrastructure through speed and scale.
He called out the teachers and other staff and said they are nation builders, creating the leaders of tomorrow.
“The new national education policy guarantees greater freedom for young people to make decisions based on changing situations. Today is not only a day of achievements but also of aspirations. I wish that all the dreams of our young people To teachers and other staff, you are nation builders, creating the leaders of tomorrow,” said University Premier Anna.
He also said that all of these factors create opportunities that are created, supported and developed. “Your growth is India’s growth, your learning is India’s growth. Your victory is India’s victory,” Prime Minister Modi added. During the program, he also awarded gold medals and certificates to 69 gold medalists. Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin were also present at the event.
Anna University was established on September 4, 1978. It is named after CN Annadurai, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It has 13 constituent colleges, 494 affiliated colleges spread across Tamil Nadu and 3 regional campuses – Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore.