Minister Basavaraj Rayareddi Inaugurates Sahyadri Student Council
Mangaluru: Sahyadri Student Council was inaugurated with great pomp and pride in the presence of Chief Guest Basavaraj Rayareddi, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, Guests of Honour B A Mohiuddin Bava, Member of Legislative Assembly, Mangaluru City North, Aditya Gupta, CEO, India Didactics Association and Dr Byrappa, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University.
Sahyadri Student Council is initiated by the students and for the students. Dr Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, welcomed the gathering and highlighted how Sahyadri stands out in providing opportunities to students to enhance their employment. He also mentioned that Sahyadri gives encouragement and nurtures Leadership and the Chief Guest for the day is the role model for leadership. Dr Umesh M Bhushi urged the student council to be empathetic, modest and be grounded in leadership positions.
Prof. S S Balakrishna, Vice-Principal invited the student council members onto the dais. They were honoured by the Chief Guest. The Student Council was inaugurated by lighting the lamp and Nagaraj, Council Member of MBA, administered the Oath.
Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation in his Presidential Remarks mentioned that Sahyadri focuses on developing leadership qualities among students together with academics. He highlighted that student’s walk-in to Sahyadri with an IDEA, get an exposure to identify social problems with the help of faculty team, Develop the concept, Convert them as a project and finally walk out of Sahyadri with a Product. He re-iterated the Vision of Sahyadri that it makes students not Job seekers but Job Creators. He shared an anecdote to prove that Sahyadri is unique and that it has not only grown in Quantity since its inception but also in Quality. He invited each and every individual to be a stakeholder of Sahyadri by contributing their time to this institution. He concluded his speech by stimulating the student council to Live like a Leader at Sahyadri and carry it throughout the life.
Aditya Gupta mentioned that the role of a teacher is now changing to be a guide and hence the students should lead themselves. He appreciated the positive vibe he gets when he visits Sahyadri. He also emphasized that entrepreneurs are not born but created, hence he wished students to be successful entrepreneurs and contribute to the society.
MLA Mohiuddin Bava appreciated the Quality of education provided in India that has developed the nation and also congratulated Manjunath Bhandary for leading such a Quality Institution in Karnataka. He also appreciated the achievements of Sahyadri and its contribution to Research.
Basavaraj Rayareddi emphasized that with the advancement in technology it is imperative to have an Engineering and MBA college like Sahyadri. Our Engineers are moving abroad in search of jobs and the Government is not alone responsible for providing employment opportunities but each student should join hands for employment. Basavaraj Rayareddi awakened the gathering by quoting how China is moving rapidly on GDP, hence Engineers and MBAs should contribute to India’s GDP as well.