President of India Graces 2nd Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 03.07.2023

The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu graced the 2nd convocation of Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence at Muddenahalli, Karnataka today (July 3, 2023).

Speaking on the occasion, the President was happy to note that Sri Sathya Sai University is providing higher education to all the students free of cost and helping students of economically weaker sections in pursuing higher education by providing free hostel facilities.

The President said that quality health services are a fundamental requirement for the progress of any society and country. She added that it is our collective responsibility to ensure affordable and reliable healthcare services to every citizen. She added that the world's largest health insurance scheme is benefiting many poor families. She was happy to note that Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence has established Shri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in association with AIIMS, New Delhi and Banaras Hindu University, for providing free of cost medical facilities. She expressed confidence that this initiative would make further development in the areas of healthcare and medical education.

The President said that stress and mental health problems are on the rise among students due to increasing pressure for achieving academic excellence in this era of competition. She told students that success in examinations is not the only measure of their abilities. Their personality, conduct and character are more important than their academic achievements. She also urged parents and the educational institutions to provide a healthy environment to the students and help them to choose and pursue a career according to their interest.

Pointing to the fact that around 66 percent of students of this university are girls, the President said that today our daughters are contributing extensively in every sphere of life. This is a glimpse of the changes taking place in our country. She expressed confidence that by adopting modern values on the strong base of traditions, women can play a bigger role in the development of the country.

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