Kasargod, July 19: “The success of India lays on mobilizing all the positive forces to fight the scourges of poverty, deprivation and backwardness,” said the President of India in the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala in Kasaragod.
The President said “it is alright to have personal ambitions. But it should not be the ’be all and end all’ in life. While pursuing your individual goals, always keep the bigger picture, the higher calling, the greater good, in mind. Treat your personal aims and the greater good as one integrated whole, without separating them,” Mukherjee advised the students.
The president named the campus of the University ’Tejaswini Hills’, after the river in the region. In the context of the unfortunate ’Endosulphan’ tragedy at Kasaragod, the President welcomed the initiative to establish a School of Medicine and Public Health. He said this school should be a platform for higher learning and research in all systems of medicine, with particular emphasis on community healthcare and affordable medical treatment.