GUWAHATI, Sept 8 - �By 2020, India will have the largest young workforce in the world and thus become the world�s youngest country with an average age of 29 years. Therefore, the youth power will collectively determine the future of our country, and it is in this context that India�s economic and social transformation will require a sustained engagement by youths wherein they take ownership and develop their entrepreneurial abilities to be the engine of economic growth,� Governor Jagdish Mukhi said.
Addressing the seventh convocation of Assam Don Bosco University at Tepesia, Sonapur today, Mukhi said, �At the university here, I am told that social commitment is a way of life and somehow in the midst of a rigorous curriculum, class assignments and projects, you volunteered your time for community education, flood relief, skill development for unemployed youths, improvement of facilities at anganwadi centres, community counselling and tutoring village children. You also managed to win accolades in national level technology competitions and took part in a variety of extracurricular activities.�
Assam Don Bosco University today conferred altogether 766 degrees at the convention. Thirteen doctoral degrees were also conferred in eight disciplines. Under the distance education programme of the University, 328 students from across 44 countries were also conferred degrees in various disciplines.