President Ram Nath Kovind asked Ranchi University to feel proud of the fact that of the 56 gold medallists on Monday’s convocation, 47 were girls. Presiding over the 33rd grand convocation of the oldest university of the state, President Kovind also asked students to become job creators, work emerging technologies to their advantage, take lessons from the grit of tribal leaders, and avoid falling prey to bad influences such as e-cigarettes.
Congratulating the girls who won gold medals, the President said: “The number of daughters getting gold medals here is five times more than sons. This is matter for pride for your university, teachers, parents and all students. Daughters doing well shows a glimpse of a better future of the society and country.”
Over 3,000 students of the university who pursued their undergraduate courses during 2016-19 and postgraduate courses during 2017-19 attended the convocation along with India’s first lady Savita Kovind, governor Draupadi Murmu and chief minister Raghubar Das, who also happens to be an alumnus of Ranchi University.