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Addressed the 9th Annual Convocation of Gujarat Technological University in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

    Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah handed over degree certificates and medals to the students at 9th convocation ceremony of Gujarat Technological University held at Mahatma mandir, Gandhinagar in the presence of the Vice Chancellor and Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvratji, Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani .

    173 students from various faculties were awarded gold medals and 36 students were awarded Ph.D degree by the Union home minister. For the first time, GTU honoredGold Medal to innovative startups to promote innovative ventures. 61,000 stdeuntsgraduated in the ceremony.

    During his address, Mr. Shah said, “Youth should take lead with their knowledge andskills in the realizing the mission of a New India as envisioned by the Prime Minister.He emphasized on creating new and innovative startups to fulfill the Startup Indiacampaign. The youth of the nation will have to come forward to execute this missionwith their knowledge and skills.

    The Governor of Gujarat, Shri Acharya Devvrat greeted the graduates of GujaratTechnological University. The Governor reiterated Prime Minister’s message whichmentions about the use of knowledge not only for being self-sufficient but also forthe welfare of the nation.Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani said, “Education should be directed towardsensuring the welfare of the nation.”

    Shri Vijaybhai Rupani expressed the belief that this Convocation ceremony, which washeld on the eve of Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary will fulfill the Vivekanandaconcept of ‘Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached.’

    Gujarat Education minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Minister of State forEducation Shri Vibhavariben Dave, Minister of State for Home Department ShriPradipsinh Jadeja, Principal Secretary of the Department of Technical Education, Ms.Anju Sharma, members of GTU Governing Council, Vice Chancellors of variousUniversities and various students marked their presence during the event.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat