President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday advised students to be empowered and empower others too.
The students should not be satisfied just with their own success and happiness. They have a duty towards the nation and humanity as a whole and should use their talent and technological capabilities for the larger good, Murmu said while addressing the students and faculty members of G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women and also students of BM Malani Nursing College and Suman Junior College of Mahila Dakshata Samithi here.
She said benefits of technology should reach the remotest areas and the poorest of the poor and added that it should be used as an instrument of social justice.
The President said that engineering has played a big role in technological advancements including computers, medical equipments, internet, smart devices and digital payment systems.
The role of engineering as a profession becomes very critical in today’s world where unthinkable and unprecedented problems need quick and sustainable solutions.
Murmu said that engineers have the power to make the world a better place. The solutions that they find and technologies that they would create in future should be people-oriented and environment-friendly.
Recently at COP 27, India reiterated its vision of a safe planet in a one-word Mantra – LiFE which stands for Lifestyle for Environment. We have been achieving our climate targets and upgrading them. We are taking new initiatives in renewable energy, e-mobility, ethanol-blended fuels, and green hydrogen. These initiatives can start producing better results on ground through technological innovations, the President said.