Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday said that education is vital for women empowerment.
“It is not easy out there for you (women). Women need to be courageous to face challenges and assertive to realize their dreams and make it big in their chosen fields,” she said.
The Governor was virtually inaugurating the two hostel buildings and a vermicomposting unit at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that though women were lagging behind in many fields, the scenario is changing now. It is time that they should utilize the opportunities and realise their full potential.
Expressing concern over the increasing number of cases of depression among the students and youth, she stated that we need not be worried about trivial things in life. Life is to live and enjoy every moment of life with a purpose to achieve greater heights. Contribute to society. There must not be any place for depression in life.
“Student life is an invaluable phase in one’s life. We must respect our teachers and learn from their knowledge. I salute the teachers for all the good that they do to us. We need to make our parents proud of our achievements. You must commit to greatness. Effective use of time is very important,” she added.
Emphasising on the need to ensure quality and excellence in higher education, the Governor called for sustained efforts to get world-class ranking for our universities and institutions.
The Governor appreciated the VIT management for naming the ladies hostel blocks after Nobel laureate Madam Marie Curie and renowned educator and reformer Dr Muthu Laxmi Reddy.
Referring to the setting up of the vermicomposting unit, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that eco-friendly initiatives and waste recycling units are the need of the hour. They should be launched at campuses across the country.
VIT founder and Chancellor Dr G Vishwanathan and other senior functionaries were present.