'Respect time to achieve goals'

'Respect time to achieve goals'

He was speaking at the  inauguration of academic, cultural and sports activities at the Yuvaraja’s College here on Tuesday.

Calling upon students to make independent decisions, Prof Raja said it wasn’t the duty of parents or teachers to shape the future of children. Youngsters have to consider the importance of time and work towards shaping their future.

Reminiscing about his childhood, Prof Raja said his mother hadn’t studied much, but had learned languages such as Sanskrit, Kannada and English. “When I was four years my mother told me to take life seriously.

She made me to promise that I should read a book every day. I follow that even today,” he added. He called upon students to inculcate the habit of reading. Learn about all things in this world and improve your knowledge.

Citing a personal incident, Prof Raja said: “My mother wanted me to become a doctor. But I disagreed. Then, she made fun of me saying that I wasn’t capable of getting enough marks to secure admission into a medical college. I worked hard and finally got a seat in a medical college. But I told her that my passion was to become a lawyer and not a doctor. Later, I joined Yuvaraja’s College.”

Yuvaraja’s College principal Dr C B Ramachandra, University of Mysore Physical Education Department deputy director Dr Krishnaiah, National Service Scheme programme officer Dr Rudraiah, convenor of academic activities Dr Y C Nanjundaiah and Dr K Krishna were present.

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