“When You Leave Here, Don’t Forget Why You Came” – 20th Graduation Day Celebration @ BIT
“When You Leave Here, Don’t Forget Why You Came” – 20th Graduation Day Celebration @ BIT
Examinations are finally over, the scruffiness is replaced with fancy clothes and parents admire their children for reaching the finishing line of a long marathon. Most of all, it is a time of unrestrained optimism.
Commencement is more than a ceremony. It’s a celebration, a defining moment, of diligence, dedication and collaboration from this educational community which all culminates in earning that significant degree.
Yes, It’s BIT’s 20th Graduation Day! a day devoted to celebrating the important point in students’ lives.
We held a graduation ceremony for our newest alumni, who are now ready to launch their careers.
“The Celebration of the Magnificent Harvest Reaped on Sowing the Seeds of Hard Work.”
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology today stands as an institute of excellence in technical education with 25 years of distinguished service to the students, many of whom are shining as leaders and contributors to development, across the world.
On BIT’s 20th Graduation Day the parents of the graduates were gathered together at the Main Auditorium at the BIT campus to celebrate the success of the students’ journey and the graduation day on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.
The chief guest Sri Venu Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Motor Company Limited, The guest of honour Smt. Vanitha Mohan, Chairman, Pricol Limited graced the occasion with their presence.
The Chief Guest, Sri Venu Srinivasan
Sri Venu Srinivasan is the chairman of Sundaram-Clayton Group, which includes TVS Motor Company, the 3rd largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, and also companies that manufacture automotive components in India.
As one of the top Indian industrialists, he is conferred with “Padma Bhushan,” the third-highest civilian award in India, in January 2020. He is the first Indian Industrialist to receive “The Deming Distinguished Service Award” by JUSE in 2019. He also bestowed many more notable awards from countries around the world.
Hard work, persistence and self-belief maketh the man Venu Srinivasan. With the success of TVS, he has shown the nation how an Indian company can grow to be a company of global quality and recognition and manufacture products that can match or even exceed the best in the world by adopting the right work ethos and successful work culture that matches the best in the world and by carrying out his vision through persistence, hard work, and self-belief.
The Guest of Honour, Smt Vanitha Mohan
Smt Vanitha Mohan officiates as the chairman of Pricol Limited, an 1800 crore company manufacturing automotive products and supplying most of the OEMs in the automotive space.
She is the first lady president of the 89-year-old Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Coimbatore. Her initiative to bring together business leaders of 7 districts of the Western part of Tamil Nadu under the umbrella of Kong Global Forum to work for the holistic development of the Kongu region has yielded significant results. She is also the Vice President of RAAC ( Residents’ Awareness Association of Coimbatore) whose aim is to create an Azhagana Kovai through effective garbage management initiatives.
She received the “Abdul Kalam Seva Ratna award” for her contribution in the sphere of water conservation from the Dalai Lama. Smt Vanitha Mohan was recently conferred with “Nanneri Chemmal” award by Sri P. Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala and former Chief Justice of India under the aegis of Nanneri Kazhagam. She is the recipient of many awards in the sphere of women achievers.
The commencement started with a majestic and grand academic procession headed by Dr. C Palanisamy, Principal, followed by the Chief Guest Sri Venu Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, TVS Motor Company Limited; the Guest of Honour, Smt. Vanitha Mohan, Chairman, Pricol Limited; Thiru S V Balasubramaniam, Chairman – BIT; Dr. K Sivakumar, Dean – Planning, Development and Student Affairs; Dr. P Thangaraj, Dean – Academics, Training and Skill Development; And all the heads of the departments approached the podium in robes and graduation caps.
The dignitaries adorned the dais followed by the customary invocation.
Words from the Chairman
The Chairman, Sri S V Balasubramaniam declared the graduation day open and in his presidential address, he introduced the honourable chief guest and guest of honour to the gathering. He admired the Chief guest, Sri Venu Srinivasan, as a multi-talented personality, who never left any stone unturned, to escalate his company on par with global standards. Under this visionary’s persistent leadership TVS Motor Company grew to be the third-largest two-wheeler, manufacturing unit in India.
He also acclaimed the Guest of Honour, Smt. Vanitha Mohan’s exceptional qualities and managerial skills as an influential social worker. She is remarkably candid in expressing her ideas.
He highlighted the quote :
”Education is celebrated in all spheres; Education is worshipped throughout the ages; Education is eternal; Education enlightens us and liberates us from this materialistic world.”
Through the quote, he emphasised that Education uplifts our soul because; it’s through education that we’re able to build a good character for ourselves. He also said to the students that the mission for higher learning began here with great enthusiasm. And It will not end until they feel confident to the brim of meeting uncertainties and challenges of the life’s laboratory and dealing with successes and failures with a pragmatic approach.
He also pointed out that learning is a continuous development; we should crave for learning with the application of our knowledge in the upliftment of downtrodden and betterment of society.
He congratulated the graduands and expressed his belief on BIT grads that they will become a testimony for the standards, morals, ethics and rich culture that BIT has infused in them and these are the very essential aspects required to make them as a successful engineer.
He also advised them to feel proud of being “Indian” as Indian attitude towards life is respected everywhere, To feel greater that we are living in today’s India. And to always bear in their spirit that “Indian mind” is the greatest mind and the best in the whole world.
The Commencement Address
In the commencement address, of the chief guest, Sri Venu Srinivasan appealed to the graduates to broaden their knowledge and to learn and equip themself with additional skills. He stressed the importance of learnability and added that the market today demanded a very high standard of consistency, reliability and quality, regardless of the activity that one was engaged in.
He also highlighted the consumption growth which was changing the face of the Indian economy and advised managers of the future to contribute in some way to bring India to the forefront in the world economic order.
He urged the students to advance their learning capability and to update themself on the latest happenings of the world to run in parallel with the system.
He appreciated Thiru S V Balasubramaniam, the Chairman, BIT, as the Man of great vision, Man of Excellence, Man of integrity, whose aim is always to contribute to society.
The students and the audience were captivated by the stirring speech of the Chief Guest.
The Special Address
The Guest of Honour Smt. Vanitha Mohan addressed the gathering with her wonderful words of wisdom, She said that as humans we always strive to lift the society and nature, and the little good things we do will give great changes in the society. She advised that courage of one’s conviction is a great way to succeed in life. She asked the students to follow the achievers who accomplished in their life by trusting the courage of their conviction in life. She also advised the students to utilise the enormous opportunities they have in today’s world.
In her special address, She congratulated the graduates for succeeding in life. In her brief and captivating address, she inspired the graduates, and faculty of the Institute.
The Best Moments of Life
Then came the most important moment of the day, the students walked down the aisle for their convocation.
Dr. C Palanisamy, Principal presented the Ph.D. graduates. Dr. P Thangaraj, Dean – Academics, Training and Skill Development presented the PG graduates. The director of the school of management studies BIT presented the MBA graduates. The heads of the department presented the UG graduates of their respective departments.
The guests awarded the degrees to the graduates.
The air in the auditorium filled with a sense of pride and delight, As two of the students who have shown exemplary performance in all the fields like academics, innovations, research and have been accorded as the outstanding students of BIT in 2020.
Outstanding Students of BIT 2020:
Ms. Arunthathi K, BE, Computer Science and Engineering graduate bestowed as the outstanding student and received the Smt Kalavathi Karthikeyan gold medal.
Ms Devadharshini N, BE, Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate bestowed as the outstanding student and received the Bharat Ratna Dr C Subramaniam gold medal.
Oath Taking Ceremony
The commencement was followed by the pledge ceremony, wherein the new grads have taken the pledge ingenuously to maintain ethics in their profession.
In this ceremony, 1725 students of Engineering, Technology, Management studies domain gathered to get graduated at the BIT auditorium. In that 14 undergraduate students and 11 postgraduate students were honoured with the Alagammal Charitable Trust Gold Medal.
The Chairman declared the graduation day closed. And the ceremony ended with the national anthem.
The guests planted tree saplings in BIT campus, as a remembrance of their presence at BIT.
After the commencement, the guests visited the academic areas of BIT and took a glance at BITians projects and works, which amazed them. The guests applauded the students’ work and appreciated the academic facilities that the institute provide for the students.
The dignitaries were honoured with shawl and memento.
Great Smile for a Great Reason
Meanwhile, the officials’ speeches made everyone glow, students beam with self-fulfillment, parents realize that their assistance, both financial and emotional was worthwhile, and the faculty have the satisfaction of bringing another group through the system. Freezing this moment in time has an emotional effect.
The faculties shared the rapport they had developed with students and glimpses of certainly unforgettable experiences, during their interactions, both inside and outside the classrooms. Students re-lived their days at BIT and expressed their heartfelt gratitude, for the effort and support rendered by their parents and teachers alike.
The distinguished guests, family, and friends attended the ceremony to share the success of our graduates and praised them. The management and staff of BIT wished all the graduates success in their future careers or studies.
BIT proudly congratulate each individual on the roll call on this massive achievement and wish them the best for their future. We know what it takes to achieve all the success you deserve.
Behind You, All Your Memories. Before You, All Your Dreams.
Around You, All Who Love You. Within You, It’s All You Need.
Wherever Life Plants You, Bloom With Grace.
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