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DJAME Graduation Day
“The day of graduation might mark the end of formal education, but it is the starting point for non – formal education. Continuous learning will ensure that a person achieves quality and respects team spirit,” Venu Srinivasan, Managing Director, Sundaram – Clayton Limited and Chairman, TVS Motor Co. Ltd., said here on Saturday.
Delivering the graduation day address at the D.J. Academy for Managerial Excellence, he said that there were a few renowned organizations that were respected for team spirit. “The army with no team spirit has no chance of winning”.
Mr. Srinivasan pointed out that entrepreneurship was no longer meant only for those from the privileged background, but also for others.
“Small scale industries have turned into medium scale ones and later into large – scale industries because of the drive of society. Students should aspire to start something small, own it as their business and then make it grow,” the industrialist told the students.
Capital and education were made available to everybody in the State. There was a future for all and an opportunity to make money from anything, he added.
There was a time when India was in a terrible position where we could not buy Indian products of quality. We only bought foreign products. But today we are proud Indians buying many quality Indian products.
“This is because we have a driven, hardworking new generation of Indians who appreciate the opportunities they get and face the enormous challenges with rapid change and a good working attitude,” Mr. Srinivasan said.
Since the present world conformed to an open economy, customers were also changing. Quality, quantity and innovation were required to meet the challenges of the changing nature of the customers, he said.
He urged the graduating students to be sensitive to society and give back something to it.
He also exhorted them to care for nature.