Dr. Tamilisai motives students to face challenges and emerge stronger


Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has exhorted the students and scholars to focus on innovation.

“Innovation is the key for the country’s transformation and all-round progress. We must give top priority to promote innovation at all levels to realize the goal of Self-Reliant India,” she added.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is also the Chancellor of the State Universities, was delivering the Chancellor’s Address at the 81st Convocation of the Osmania University, at the University’s Tagore Auditorium in the campus, here, on Wednesday.

Motivating the students to be ready to face challenges, the Governor stated that facing challenges will help them get stronger.

“A caterpillar when it metamorphoses into a butterfly, it repeatedly knocks on the cocoon to break it and come out of it. By facing the challenges it gets its wings as strong. Similarly, you all (the students) do not shy away from facing tough challenges and emerge as the tough one,” she added.

Terming the Osmania University as a historic 100-year-old institution, she told the students and alumni to take pride in their association with the university and contribute back for its development.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan motivated the students not to get depressed and disturbed with small problems.

“One must have big dreams. As, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam pointed out that the dreams are not those that which you get in your sleep, instead they (big dreams) should make you sleepless,” she added.

The Governor inspired the students and scholars, who are getting their degrees and gold medals awarded, to consider life as a white paper and write history through their efforts for excellence and stand as good human beings.

Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Deference Research and Development Organization (DRDO), delivered the Convocation address.

Prof. D. Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor of the Osmania University, and a host of officials and senior academics were present at the convocation ceremony, where doctoral degrees were awarded and gold medals for the winners were presented in different disciplines.