Work hard for success, future techies told

Engineer-2012, the national-level tech fest begins at NITK

 Winning and losing are part of the game and what really counts is how one played, opined Manipal University former vice chancellor Dr B M Hegde. He was addressing a gathering after the inauguration of ‘Engineer-2012,’ a national-level technical symposium at NITK Surathkal on Thursday.

“Whatever field you are in, if you work hard, success will follow you,” he said. “Today’s youth are tomorrow’s citizens who should take the country into newer heights of development,” he added. He said that the students should make use of fests like ‘Engineer’ effectively. “You should enjoy each and every moment of the fests, but once the fests got over, you should be back into your studies,” he advised students.

Citing the example of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, he said that it is not the textbooks, but the mindset which is eager to learn things brings success to life. He said that the students should always show justice towards the skills they acquired and should never forget the institutions from where they gained the knowledge.

NITK Alumni Association President Bhupal Gopala said that earning the degree doesn’t fulfill the duty of an engineer, but how he contributes his best for the betterment of society is really matters.

“Engineers in India are involved in all sorts of development works, but still there is shortage of engineers in the country,” he said and added that a good engineer should possess the abilities of analytical thinking, systematic approach and sound technical knowledge, which serves as the backbone.

“A successful engineer will have a never-ending quest for knowledge. Be curious to learn and never give up any work incomplete,’ he said and added that developing good communication skills is important in the creation of a successful engineer.

NITK Director Professor Swapan Bhattacharya, who presided over the function, opined that the knowledge one acquired from government institutions like NITK, which runs with common man’s money, is useless unless he contributes his skills for the development of the society.

UAE Exchange and Financial Services Limited Country Head George Antony, Students’ Council President Bevin Mathew, Girls’ Representative Novi Kapoor, Students Welfare Dean Dr Gopal Mugeraya, Engineer Convener Nikhil Mehta were also present on the occasion.

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