Director National Institution of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal Wednesday said that ‘youth are the future of every society and historic institution will continue to act as a vibrant platform for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

While paying rich tributes to Swami Vivekananda, on his birth anniversary which is also celebrated as National Youth Day, he said ‘His teachings have inspired thousands of youth across the globe. Vivekananda was a man of wisdom and a very simple human being’, Prof. Sehgal said.

He said on the occasion of Youth Day, let us come together to contribute towards the wellness and happiness of youth for making our country a better one.

“For better future of youth, we need additional jobs to keep pace with the projected annual increases in the working-age population. We need a workforce that is well educated, and appropriately skilled,” Prof. Sehgal said.

Director NIT Srinagar said the engineering institutions can play a crucial role in providing employment skillful and market-oriented education.

He said they will assure that quality of the teaching-learning process will not be compromised. NIT is among the oldest institutions in the country. We are in a position to offer the best quality engineering programs to our students, ” Prof. Sehgal said.

In his message, Registrar NIT, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said Swami Vivekananda was the man of principles. In his short life span, he galvanized the youth of the country with a sense of self-respect and a sense of destiny, he said.

“Providing students with skillful education is the need of the hour. Youth can make a massive contribution to the upliftment and progress of a nation,” he said.

Prof. Bukhari also pointed out how the digital gaps and the absence of equitable education access have already deprived countless youth of even basic education.

He said they will leave no stone unturned to achieve creditable space in society at both national and international levels. We will further work hard so that NIT Srinagar will be ranked among top institutions in entire country, Prof. Bukhari said. 

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