ITANAGAR, Nov 24 � Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd) on Friday said that one of the biggest challenges the country faces is creating human resources qualified to meet the needs of today�s dynamic world.
�The crying need of the day is to harness the youth dividend, which the nation possesses in abundance,� he said while addressing the first convcocation of the NIT at Yupia, near here.
The Governor emphasised that NIT has the responsibility to shape the students, ensuring them to be amongst the best.
He said there was a need to produce engineers, who will create jobs rather than running after jobs.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki exhorted the engineering graduates of NIT here to deliver in a way that it facilitates sustainable economic growth of both the State and the country.
�The first National Institute of Technology of the State is offering its first batch of engineers in the service of the nation. And for the graduates of this prestigious institute, who have received gold medals from the President, this would be a day to cherish for life,� he said.
Praising President Pranab Mukherjee for attending the convocation, Tuki said, �He has a long and loving association with Arunachal Pradesh and has been its friend, philosopher and guide all through its formative years. � PTI