“Some people may say that your generation have many faults. But don’t go behind this general notion. If their generation was without fault, this nation’s fate would have been different,” said Loksatta Party president Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan in his speech at the freshers' orientation programme organised by Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA) here on Monday.
“Education is the best tool to fight for your rights. It will help you to bring about changes into the society in which you are living. Educational institutions are not just factories that give out degree certificates. From those institutions your minds are stimulated and hearts are inspired,” added the former IAS officer.
In his forty five minute speech, he reminded the students that they have to struggle for their own future. “If you want to bring changes to this country, you have to make sure that each child of this country gets ample opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. Unless you achieve something in this direction, our country will remain the same,” the Kukatpalli MLA spoke to a packed audience in the DST.
He appealed to the privileged student community to use their individual talents for the public good. “Individual growth without overall development of the society will contribute nothing to humanity. That is why people like Dr. Ambedkar dedicated their entire life for public good. They built the nation. After that generation, unfortunately, people are giving up the public domain. Without freedom fighters we would have gained Independence. But we wouldn’t have had a nation” added Dr. Jayaprakash to the new faces.
Prof. Kancha Ilaiah , Dr. Prakash Babu and Dr. K. Suneetha Rani also spoke. Earlier, ASA general secretary Ms. Simi presented the annual report.