SILCHAR, Sept 1 - From the days of electronic pagers to the age of supercomputing, times have taken rapid strides and we must make the best use of the available technology towards the pursuit of a New India, said Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit.
Addressing the gathering after inagurating the 7th NIT Conclave at the National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Silchar on Friday, Purohit said that the country has earned many accolades and achievements since 1947, but we are yet to fight the cancer of corruption.
�We need to have transparent characters in absorbing knowlegde to end the menace of corruption. We must resolve to make a New India. Let us put our efforts together to fulfill the dream of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam,� the Governor urged the students who came from 31 NITs of the country.
Further, citing reference of ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi, Purohit said politics must be guided by principles, pleasure should have conscience, and wealth without work is nothing but a crime.
Congratulating the NIT Silchar authorities for hosting such a huge occasion to bring the best technological minds to Silchar, the Governor said that students are selected here on merit and not on donations. �NIT Silchar blessed with best minds to become the top technical institute of the country. Also, we must work to make our nation reach newer heights,� the Governor maintained.
The Governor enthused the students by inaugurating the technical exhibition and interacted with the participants who displayed products like surveillance drones, obstructions avoiding robots.
Director of the institute Prof Rajat Gupta narrated the journey of NIT Silchar which is ranked 53rd among all the NITs of the country and one of the top ranked NITs in North East Prof SB Singh, director NIT Manipur, GM Hazarika, secretary to the Governor and Cachar Deputy Commissioner S Viswanathan also attended the occasion. Student cordinator of the conclave Pranshu Kumar Gautam spoke on the techical convergence of institute while Prof M Ali Ahmed delivered the vote of thanks.