Speech of the Convocation Speaker

Parent Category: ROOT Category: 7th Convocation Created: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Last Updated: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Published: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Written by Faysal Mahmud
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Dr. Kakha Shenglia
President, Caucasus University, Georgia
and Former Member of Parliament,
(Deputy Chairman of Committee of Education, Science, Sports and Culture)
Parliament of Georgia (September 2005 – June 2008)

In the name of the Almighty, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful.

Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education, the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid MP;
Distinguished Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, Professor Abdul Mannan;
Esteemed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University and Daffodil Family, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan;
Respected Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University, Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam;
Respected Pro-Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, Professor Dr. S. M. Mahbubul Haque Majumder;
Distinguished academicians, learned faculty members of DIU, parents and guardians, ladies and gentlemen, and
the chief attraction of today's celebration, the graduating students.

My best compliments and a very Good morning to all of you.

I am greatly honored to be invited to this very important occasion for the graduating students and speak before the illustrious congregation of Daffodil International University which has all potential to be one of the most pursued institutions of higher education in Asia.

Revered Guests and Dignitaries,
It gives me immense pleasure to be present in such a gathering of so many young men and women and you all in the green campus of Daffodil International University. Heartiest congratulations to all the graduates for their academic performance through four years of hard work and acknowledgement of their achievement through this convocation. Many congratulations to all the faculty members and staff for their hard work in shaping these young minds. Sincere congratulations to all the parents and guardians for their sacrifices they made for their children.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The very name Daffodil reminds me of the immortal verses of William Wordsworth in which he saw "ten thousand daffodils at a glance" as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way and the way they were tossing their heads in sprightly dance in the breeze. And I can see here thousands of young stars as shiny and lively as the sparkling daffodils waiting for their degrees to be awarded.

The future growth of the world lies in creation of human wealth and to create this wealth, we need quality driven institutions like Daffodil International University. All we need is to make our human resources more and more skilled and competent. I believe that the graduates of DIU are competent enough to serve their nation by upholding its prestige and stature with the knowledge, skills and aptitude which have been entrenched during their time at DIU.

My Dear Graduates,

The world today needs you more than ever before to relieve its teeming millions from hunger, ignorance and poverty. Once out in the world beyond the classroom, serve the humankind to the best of your ability. Join the movement of liberation from the manacles of illiteracy, superstition, dogma and the darkness of poverty.

Hold high vision for yourself, your University, your community and your country. Sky is the limit. Go out to conquer the world; think of your fellow people and be the best in whatever you choose to do. I know you know the "Art of Living" but follow the art of giving in helping out those in need. Remember, your country is rapidly developing and so after graduation you have a lot to contribute towards this nation and the world. Please think of what you can do for yourself, your families, your communities and your nation. As DIU alumni, you can become models for your juniors and promote your Alma Mater all over the world. Your supreme responsibility is to transform Bangladesh into a developed nation.

In the changed global order, we are considered the most powerful if we have enough human resource potential. Indeed the vision to transform the society and the vision to bring a paradigm shift in education sector through investing for the development of the human resources of the country need vision and courage to translate that vision into reality. And the courage Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, the esteemed Chairman of Board of Trustees of DIU, a great visionary in the field of higher education, shows in doing that has made DIU what it is today. A humble note of personal acknowledgement from the President of IAUP to you, Chairman Sabur Khan, go ahead with your head high. We'll always be with you in your arduous journey of noble ventures.

My Dear Young Friends,

While entering into the life with a mission, you need unique traits for achieving success. First of all, you have to have an aim in life, a well-thought out one. Secondly, you have to acquire knowledge continuously as a life-long autonomous learner. Thirdly, you have to put in your honest hard work and fourthly, you have to have perseverance to meet your goals in life. Another important quality is the ability to work with knowledge acquisition constantly for an aim and convert it into expected outcomes. To achieve this, you will need to constantly practice and evaluate your own actions and ideas at all times.

Don't forget the world in the 21st century is already a knowledge based society with multiple opportunities and innumerable hurdles to face. Yesterday natural resources were defined as power but today knowledge is power. So, tomorrow, educational institutions will be the powerhouses. Yesterday leaders commanded and controlled but today leaders empower and coach. Education with values is the need of the hour. I am sure that the curricula and the method of teaching at Daffodil International University has been designed to cater for the needs of the knowledge based society of the 21st century.

While going forward, never ever forget the millions looking to you. Spare a moment to think for those- not as privileged as you are. You must be grateful to your parents whose untiring support and sacrifice helped you become what you are today. You must be thankful to the Almighty for giving you the opportunity to be in a better place. Think about the children of poor parents. It is your responsibility to ensure that the world is as much theirs as yours. You must bring the full power of your intelligence, knowledge and wisdom to improve the life of everyone on this earth. It is not impossible. Carry your dream like a fire in your heart and go out to the real world to ignite your dreams.

Last but not the least, you will always be remembered for sharing your good work to empower your fellow workers, caring for others; for making someone feel special and I have no doubt that you will do your very best in life.

I wish you, the graduating students a future with glorious success and thank you for listening to me with patience.

May God bless you.

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