A panel discussion on the role of youth in nation-building was organized in PGDAV College (Evening), the University of Delhi in collaboration with the Dakshina Foundation. After the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, the Principal, Dr. R. K. Gupta, addressed the gathering. He observed that young people who are imbued with good values and constructive thoughts are like fresh and fragrant flowers placed at the altar of worship. Drawing an analogy with computers, Dr. Gupta said that the physical infrastructure of the nation is its hardware while its citizens and their values are the software that drives this hardware.
The chief guest on the occasion, Mr. R. K. Khandal, President (R & D and Business Development), Indian Glycols Limited, Noida, pointed out that India has been regarded as a lamp to the world because of its incomparable culture. He exhorted the young to ensure their participation in nation-building. The keynote speaker, Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava, Vice-chancellor of Manav Rachna University (Faridabad), advised youngsters to set goals for themselves and seek a path of lifelong learning.
Anchor for the evening was Dr. Urvashi Makkad, co-director of the Dakshina Foundation who urged youngsters to ‘dream big’ and come out of their ‘comfort zones’ in order to fulfil these dreams. The founder director of the foundation, Ms. Upasana Agarwal, proposed the vote of thanks. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the panelists, Mr. Kamlendu Bali and Ms. Kavita Dasan, to Principal Dr. R. K. Gupta, to Associate professor Dr. Rukmini Jain who was the college coordinator for the programme, and other faculty members and students present on the occasion.
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