Infrastructure Man of India, Nitin Gadkari, Commemorates Convocation Ceremony 2024 NIMS University Rajasthan as He Bids the Youth for Leadership and Service

“Be great, be scholarly, be a good person, and above all things, be a better addition to the society.”

NIMS University Rajasthan recently celebrated a highly esteemed annual occasion – the Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2023. This prestigious event, held at the Rajeshwari Auditorium located within the NIMS campus, took place on Monday, February 12, 2024. 

The institution hosted its second convocation ceremony for the graduates of the academic year 2022-23. The event witnessed the proud moment as students received their certificates, degrees, and diplomas, signifying the culmination of their dedicated efforts and hard work. This etched the successful graduation of batches up to 2022. The occasion was met with unmatched excitement and anticipation from the NIMS community.

During the convocation ceremony, NIMS University Rajasthan broke into the prospect of recognizing outstanding academic achievements across a diverse range of programs. A total of 1312 undergraduate and post-graduate degrees were conferred, alongside 47 research degrees, reflecting the dedication and hard work of the graduating students. The prestigious Chancellor’s Gold Medal was awarded to commend an exceptional PhD thesis for excellent Research. Furthermore, 17 high-performing students were honoured with gold medals and certificates of excellence.

𝓙𝓪𝓲𝓹𝓾𝐫, 𝓡𝓪𝓳𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓷

राजस्थान के जयपुर में स्थित निम्स विश्वविद्यालय द्वारा केंद्रीय मंत्री श्री @nitin_gadkari जी को देश के विकास में उनके योगदान के लिए आज डी-लिट (डॉक्टर ऑफ लिटरेचर) से सम्मानित किया गया।

श्री गडकरी जी को इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर एवं कृषि क्षेत्र में…

— Office Of Nitin Gadkari (@OfficeOfNG) February 12, 2024

आज माननीय केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग मंत्री श्री @nitin_gadkari जी की उपस्थिति में @NimsUniversity के दीक्षांत समारोह में सम्मिलित हुआ।

इस अवसर पर विश्वविद्यालय द्वारा मुझे D.Litt. की डिग्री दी गई, जिसके लिए मैं विश्वविद्यालय प्रबंधन का आत्मीय अभिनंदन प्रकट करता हूं।

— Dr PremChand Bairwa (Modi Ka Parivar) (@DrPremBairwa_) February 12, 2024

आज जयपुर के NIMS University के दीक्षांत समारोह में भाग लिया। यूनिवर्सिटी के Academic Council और Board of Management ने मुझे D. Litt की उपाधि प्रदान की। इस मानद उपाधि के लिए उनका हार्दिक आभार।

NIMS University का शिक्षा, इंजिनियरिंग, मैनेजमेंट, कानून और चिकित्सा जैसे क्षेत्रों…

— Diya Kumari (Modi Ka Parivar) (@KumariDiya) February 12, 2024

The occasion was graced by distinguished figures such as Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highways, who attended as the Chief Guest. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Prem Chand Bairwa and Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari honored the event as Guests of Honor. Moreover, the function saw active participation from deans, directors, and faculty members from various institutions, emphasizing the collaborative spirit of the occasion.

Dr. Tomar’s announcement struck the inauguration of the event, setting the stage for the occasion. Dr. Sundeep Mishra, Vice-Chancellor -NIMS University Rajasthan, presented the annual report, highlighting the broad horizon of the university’s achievements and progress over the past year.

Congratulating all the graduate, post-graduate and PhD students and their families, Nitin Gadkari, the Chief Guest of the function, appreciated the NIMS University Rajasthan’s incomparable contribution to the field of education and medicine. 

The ‘Infrastructure Man of India,’ Nitin Gadkari, delivered a keynote address at the NIMS University Convocation. His presence on stage radiated contagious enthusiasm, serving as a powerful reminder that true success is more than mere academic degrees and material wealth. Instead, it is defined by the impact we make and the knowledge we accumulate along the way.

In his terms, ‘Success includes not only what you achieve, but also what you contribute and learn from others.’ 

Rooted in a philosophy that values the power of knowledge and recognizes the inborn potential within every individual, he put emphasis on the importance of group effort and humility in achieving incredible feats.

Drawing inspiration from the narrative of Starbucks, he stated that genuine success comes from lifting others up alongside oneself, serving as a powerful reminder of the importance of collective empowerment and shared prosperity.

“A friend of mine asked how I feel after meeting great people all around the world. I said those I thought were great are not as great after being perceived. Those I did not perceive as great have been greater than my thoughts.”

No philosophy can be taught on an empty stomach. Money is necessary to life, not a way of life. Social consciousness, Social awareness, and Social responsibility are all important.”

Gadkari highlighted that the path to a prosperous future relies heavily on technology, innovation, and social responsibility. He restated our collective responsibility to foster positive change through technology and the adoption of ethical business practices.

“Technology is doing wonders, from turning sewage into irrigation water to solid and liquid waste management. 

Our PM aims for a 5 trillion economy; it is based on your shoulders. Some people turn problems into opportunities, and others turn opportunities into problems. It is possible to use technology to convert the basic things we see as problems. 

Futuristic planning is very important. You can give an eye; you cannot give a vision. Decision-making capacity, teamwork and vision can change the world.

Capital industries will drive poorness away; we need to work for social equality. We should not accept discrimination and try our best for the poor. Nothing is waste; recycling, willpower, and positivity make it all possible.”

He persuaded the graduating class to remain steadfast in their values and aim for excellence; he portrayed India as a nation that takes pride in its rich traditions, innovative spirit, and societal progress.

Expanding on the topic, he probed into the significance of agriculture and the role of farmers. He laid emphasis on the shift towards harnessing agricultural resources for energy production, particularly the importance of biofuel in this transition. He stressed the urgent need to boost exports and curb imports across various sectors to strengthen the economy.

Moreover, his discussion covered developments in lithium-ion battery technology and the promotion of electric vehicles as key components of sustainable development. He also touched upon effective waste management practices and the introduction of entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at nurturing innovation in these critical areas.

He drew inspiration from the words of the Marathi poet Shivaji Sawant, highlighting the importance of wisdom and introspection in life’s journey.

‘Vismruthi, ye vyakti ko bhagwan ki sabse badi den hai.’

“Forgetfulness is the biggest gift to humans by the Almighty. So help and forget. Others will remember it, and if you deserve it, you will get it. Respect should not be demanded; it should be commanded. 

India is great and value-based when it comes to values, history and tradition. Globally, the preference for Indian professionals shines bright: where Americans boast of 10 doctors, there stand 6 Indians, that truly verifies the trust and expertise placed in Indian professionals.

India is the number one engineering country. Technology, innovation and research science is the sturdy backbone of our youth. Even in a technologically advanced country like Japan, the Prime Minister himself has acknowledged the competence of Indian engineers.

You are the base of all this manpower but remember to be disciplined and respectful. This is your first passing in life, but hold your values close so you can derive meaning from life. Be great, be scholarly, be a good person, and above all things, be a better addition to the society.”

Dr. Balvir S. Tomar, Chancellor and Chairman of NIMS University, in his address to the guests, stated,

“I feel we are in the presence of people with great personalities and honour. Our Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has led the revolution of our nation inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda. His projects like Bharatmala and advocacy for alternative fuels have nicknamed him the ‘Flyover Man of India.’

Our royal guest and 6th Dep. CM Diya Kumari aims to serve the poor and women, especially by establishing skill centres for illiterate and helpless people. On the other hand, Our 7th Dep. CM Dr. Prem Chand Bairwa is the voice of the underprivileged. He is renowned for championing the cause of the marginalized as he integrates his academic achievement with his commitment to advocacy for the poor and needy.

 Take your role model among the three present here. They are ideal symbols of success and humility.”

Prof. Dr. Balvir S. Tomar presided over the convocation ceremony, overseeing the awarding of degrees to the graduating students of the class of 2023, and expressed his zeal towards the dignitaries and guests present at the occasion.

“We are extremely happy to host the 2024 convocation; this occasion represents the culmination of years of perseverance and academic ambition of students and parents. I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to each graduate as they begin this new chapter in their lives,” he said.

Amidst its significant milestones, Nims University proudly conferred the Hon. Causa Doctor of Literature (D. Litt) degree to Nitin Gadkari, honouring his remarkable dedication to politics, public service and infrastructure. Famed for his efforts in infrastructure development, especially within the transportation sector, Mr. Gadkari has headed initiatives and policies that encourage connectivity, sustainable development, and economic growth. This prestigious accolade serves as a witness to Mr. Gadkari’s achievements and nation-building, as he keeps inspiring countless individuals to strive for progress and distinction along his illustrious path.

NIMS University also honoured Deputy Chief Minister Dr Prem Chand Bairwa and Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari with Hon. Causa Doctor of Literature (D. Litt) degrees, recognizing their significant contributions to politics, academia and public service. These prestigious awards showcase their exceptional achievements in their respective fields.

Meanwhile, at the convocation ceremony, Prof. Dr. B.S. Tomar, the Chairman and Chancellor of NIMS University, urged the students to maintain curiosity, ask questions, and continue learning throughout their future endeavors, providing them with the mantra of success.

“This Convocation signals limitless opportunities ahead. Armed with knowledge, step into the world prepared for the next phase of life. Students, recognize the transformative power within you. Choose from our exemplary role models present today, they embody both success and humility.”

The Commencement ceremony featured Dr. Sunil Sharma, serving as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Nims University Rajasthan, along with Dr. Suresh Chand Soni and Dr. U.S. Aggarwal, both also serving as Pro-Vice Chancellors at Nims University Rajasthan.

Dr. Pankaj Singh, Director- NIMS University Rajasthan, offered the closing remarks of the Convocation. “I thank the dignitaries and all the students, along with their parents, who attended this Convocation. We wish for your bright future and hope that you will illuminate the society even brighter.”

The convocation ceremony of 2024 held profound importance for graduating students. It represented the conclusion of years of diligent effort, commitment, and scholarly pursuit. As they stride onto the stage to accept their degrees, diplomas, and PhDs, they take with them the pride of their accomplishments and the excitement for future prospects. The 2024 convocation has served as not just an ending but a fresh start that is forever cherished in memory.