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Graduates urged to maximise positivity, minimise negativity

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Senior Security Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi, K. Vijay Kumar has exhorted young men and women to stay “focussed” in order to come up in life. He wanted them to acquire “soft skills, special skills and niche skills”.

Delivering the Graduation Day address at AJK College of Arts and Science on Sunday he told young graduates that technology and the competitive smart guy “may take away your job”. In order to safeguard them from such an onslaught, “you should be smart, savvy and focussed”.

Mr. Vijay Kumar, one of the most decorated police officers in the country, known all over the world for his contribution for eliminating forest brigand Veerappan, urged youngsters to work with passion.

Quoting a report of a multinational corporation, he said 31 per cent of the workers did not like their boss. And 32 per cent of the employees were waiting for a chance to hop to some other company. Besides, 43 per cent were waiting to be recognized.

Mr. Vijay Kumar said that there was nothing wrong in getting frustrated at the work place due to various reasons. “But you should know to how to convert your depression into a trigger for positivity”.

“For instance, Harry Potter series was born when its author was J.K.Rowling was under severe mental stress. So is Kashnikov, the deadly weapon, when its inventor Kashikov was under severe depression. Steve Jobs, pioneer in microcomputer revolution, came out with extraordinary things only when he was suffering from severe stress. Thus it is imperative for you to convert the negative into positive. Otherwise, you can be certain that the smarter fellow will take away your job,” the chief guest said.

He urged them to maximize productivity and minimise negativity.

Later, he gave away the Bharathiar University degrees to 489 graduands, including 18 rank holders.

Mr. Ajet Kumar Lalmoahn, Managing Trustee of the AJK Group of Institutions, presiding, outlined the growth of the institution during the past eight years.

Dr. R.S. Lalmoahn, Trustee, and former Principal Scientist of the ICAR, welcomed, and Dr. K. Kumarsamy, Principal, declared the convocation open and administered pledge to the new graduates.

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