86 students pass out at maiden convocation of IIT Gandhinagar
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In his speech, chief guest N R Narayana Murthy, Infosys chairman emeritus, took on hues of patriotism and some criticism of the Indian personality.
Advising the graduating students on how to tackle what lies ahead in their lives, he said, "We Indians are not known for humility. Even the famous Persian logician and writer Al Barouni has commented on it after spending 32 years in India in the 10th century."
"We are also the most thin-skinned people in the world. We have to learn how to take criticisms objectively. If the other party has better data than you, accept their argument, learn from them and become a better-informed person," he told students.
He also urged them to take part in political processes. "Democracy succeeds only if we create strong and enduring institutions of the state, and effective watchdogs of the civil society. Therefore, please register to vote... and cast your vote."