[Nehal Ansari, Chairman JAT College for Women, Sunil Kadasane, Additional SP Malegaon and others handing over degree to a student at convocation program held on Wednesday May 11, 2016 (ummid.com photo)]
Malegaon: Fresh graduates, who had gathered for the convocation program of J.A.T. Arts, Sc & Commerce College for Women in Malegaon on Wednesday, were advised to see in Delhi girl Tina Dabi a role model and build their career accordingly.
"You are handed over your degrees on a day when Tina Dabi - a girl like you, is in the headlines in all newspapers. Who can be a role model for you on this day than this little girl who topped the toughest exam in the country", Nehal Ansari, Chairman of J.A.T. Arts, Sc & Commerce College for Women, said in his address at the convocation program.
This was the first time the convocation program was held in the college campus. Earlier, the convocation was organised by the university at its campus. This year, however, Pune University directed all colleges to organise their own convocation program in their respective campuses.
"Decide now what you want to do. Set a target. And, as Tina said in her interview after cracking the UPSC Civil Services exam, if you are focussed, committed and hardworking there is no reason you will fail", Nehal Ansari added.
Delivering the Convocation Address, Sunil Kadasane, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Malegaon urged the fresh graduates to continue higher education.
"Graduation is not a target. It must be your first step of a bright career ahead", he said.
"Remember", he added, "If we educate a man, we educate an individual. But, if we educate a woman, we educate a family, a entire nation."
Meanwhile, the fresh graduates were all praise for the Pune University for its decision to organise the convocation program at college level.
"We would not have been wearing this gown and robes if the convocation was held at university campus. Receiving a degree that too in this fashion and in such a glittering ceremony is really a honor for us", Sheefa Iftekhar, who topped the B.Sc. (Computer Science), said.
According to Atique Wase, In-Charge of the Examination cell, a total of 150 girls were awarded their degrees during the convocation program.