66th Independence Day Message
Prof.G.Tulasi Ram Das
Date: 15th August 2012 by Venue: JNTUK Lawns
Independence day greetings to all,
It has been great pleasure for us that we are celebrating our 66th Independence day. August 15, 1947 is the day engraved in the gold in the history of India. It is the day when India attained it's freedom from the clutches of a long slavery of the British rule. Many freedom fighters and great men laid their lives for our beloved motherland.
Today we take special pride in saluting our beloved Freedom Fighters and brave jawans who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our Nation. On this happy occasion join me in complementing the hard work of all our citizens who have, over these 65 years, helped to build a new India with strengths of unity, integrity and progress. We still live with the concept of "Unity in diversity" with strong nature, diverse language, culture, values and religion.
We are a young nation. More importantly, we are a nation of young people. Once unleashed, the energy of our youth will drive India onto a new growth path. I assure you that for each one of you, and for our country, the best is yet to come.
Our society and country are changing rapidly because of our fast economic growth. Today our people look towards the future with new hope. They have higher aspirations. Our young men and women strive for path breaking achievements. We must have faith in our strength and confidence in our capabilities. Further, we should have positive attitude with human touch. We should all build an environment in the country in which the energy and enthusiasm of the people are channelized into activities of nation building. Our institutions should encourage constructive utilization of the potential of our people.
We were also pioneers in science and research even during ancient times. These attributes encouraged other civilizations to establish relationship with India. I am sure that India is considered as one of the great countries in the world because of her richness in people, culture and values.
Preserving our environment, even as we develop rapidly, is a huge challenge for us. Climate change poses a threat to both our development processes and our natural resources.
We have emerged as the one of the world's largest democracy and economy. We have achieved success in green revolution, telecom industry and Space Technology apart from Information Technology.
At present, in Global perspective, we are living in a Knowledge society with human values. Knowledge is always the key for success and growth. The young people of our country has lot of potential for growth and they must be nurtured with proper educational system to build a huge knowledge work force to serve entire world. There are plenty of employment opportunities across the nations, but demands the talent and skill along with the knowledge and wisdom.
I take this opportunity to emphasise that recently the University has taken new initiatives to prepare the large size of students to face global challenges by realising University’s vision from designing Industry driven curriculum, by adopting Effective methods of Teaching & learning practices through ICT, Technology based on-line evaluation for error-free credentials and strategic way of pre-placement training and assessment with employable skills and value addition certification for global placements.
Let us rededicate ourselves to make our country a better and safe place to live for future generations with continuous progress and growth by following the values and principles taught by our great leaders. Let us spread awareness, knowledge, values and gain wisdom. Let us not fritter away our time on petty issues and pointless personal differences.
Before I conclude, I recollect that, Our strength is in our unity, despite our diversity. It is that unity which gave us our independence. It is that unity which gives us our strength as a Nation. This was the dream of our founding fathers. This was the vision of our constitution. We should not move away from this vision, and must face the future with courage. However, as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said from these ramparts nearly sixty five years ago, "laws and constitutions do not by themselves make a country great. It is the enthusiasm, energy and constant effort of a people that make it a great nation".
Let us make this Independence Day resolution that, If each individual of our country follows these basic principles, he would grow, so would his family, his surroundings and eventually it would lead our country to become a great nation in the world.
I am so glad for the opportunity to address the elite gathering with student friends, distinguished colleagues, eminent guests and my fellow citizens on this day of Independence.
Wish everyone a very "Happy Independence Day"
Please Join me in saying “Jai Hind”