Stating that students who got the opportunity to go to schools / colleges were lucky, he pointed out that a large number of people in India had no access to education.
"It is only now that the National Knowledge Commission is taking steps to start more colleges and universities across the country. Your parents faced many difficulties and spent a lot for your education. You have to value this investment and make the best out of it for the sake of your family and the country," Mr. Rajendran who was also the former Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu Government, said.
On globalisation, he said that it was wrong to presume that globalisation was a gift of the West and as if it had happened suddenly in India in the last few years.
"Since ages, this globalisation phenomenon has been in existence and it was nothing new to India. Knowledge was getting transferred through Persian region and the Eastern countries. To say that globalisation is taking place only now is an overstatement," Mr. Rajendran said.
He felt that the benefits of globalisation should reach all sections of people. "Today's youngsters must become responsible citizens and be considerate to the less advantaged people. Supporting the poor must be a priority," he said.
M.S. Meenakshisundaram, Secretary, Madura College, said that the objective of holding motivational talks in the college was to put students on the right path.
T.V. Krishnamoorthy, Principal, M. Yagnesh Bhatt, president, Rotary Club of Madurai North West, and K.R. Arul Shankaran, secretary, were present.
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