President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday called upon students to use modern technology and become job creators. Addressing the 33rd convocation of the Ranchi University here, President Kovind said, nowadays youth have access to modern technology that leads to many new opportunities.
“Our previous generations did not have those facilities,” he said.

Mentioning that the Centre and the state governments are giving fillip to employment (opportunities), Kovind urged the students to fully utilise the opportunities.

“Jharkhand has several tourist places and quality educational institutions. The state has many specialities and on the basis of the talent of people like you (students), new dimensions can be set for development,” he said.

Jharkhand possesses not only 40 per cent of the country’s minerals but also has substantial human resources, President Kovind said.

“I can say to Chief Minister Raghubar Das that your state is full of natural resources. It also has one of the largest human resource repositories,” President Kovind said, congratulating about 3,000 students who were awarded degrees at the convocation.

He appreciated the university for starting ”Jan Jati and Khetriya Bhasa Vibhag” (Tribal and regional languages department), for teaching five tribal languages; Kuduk, Ho, Mundari, Santhali and Khadia. The President also recalled the role of Birsa Munda who spearheaded an uprising against the British in the Chota Nagpur region in the early 19th century.