Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu, on Saturday, attended the 50th Convocation of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar.
At the convocation, he presented the Honoris Causa to Shantikanta Das, RBI Governor,Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor General, Justice Sanju Panda, Orissa High Court, Dr Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, BARC, and Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Govt of Odisha.
Addressing the students of Utkal University at the convocation he spoke about the role of youth in India.
“Youth must take inspiration from India’s glorious past and imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Youth should fight against all social evils like casteism, communalism, corruption and violence.”
He also urged universities to encourage research on disaster management and tribal studies.