Good Evening PCCOE Family,
Firstly, I am honored being given a chance to come here and talk in front of all you energetic and enthusiastic crowd!
The chance my dear friend is all that I ever wanted and it’s sadly the last day where I am able to voice my opinion.
Well, my dear friends I still remember the first day of my college where everyone was so excited, so nervous, everyone's eyes filled with hope their minds and souls so focused to a single goal, the goal my friends of "being an engineer".
The word engineer seems so simple and yet so complex, it's only after years of dedication & struggle have I known the real definition of being an engineer. Let me put forth the definition so that all you people realize that it's just not an ordinary English word.
"Engineers are the people who use their creativity, technology, and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems." All of you for a second just think of yourself and remember any past problem that you have solved that has changed the way the things are.... My dear people being a B.E graduate or getting a masters degree is not an achievement anymore and neither is attending 75% of the theory classes and 100% of the practical classes. What is important and what you are forgetting is the reason "why all of you are here?" You are here to gain knowledge and not marks. Marks are a side effect my dear friends, when you have knowledge you get marks.
Is getting 70% marks with no knowledge is what you dream??
Do you even know how it feels like to know 70% of the topic? People spend their entire lives just for a single algorithm and you enjoy so much having got 70% of the marks... ask yourself is it what you desire.
Is the same reason you came here for?? Is it the same reason why you are attending classes?? There is no wrong time to do the right thing. Even the reason that I am talking in front of you is because I feel this is the right time...
The place where we stand my friends is the same place our seniors stood and you probably are at the same place where I was a year ago right on that chair. A lot of things have changed, the people have changed, the buildings have changed, and most importantly the thing that has changed is "THE TIME"... The destiny has called upon us and we all have had our time...now's it's time for all you young people to make a mark for yourself.
When we walk out of this college all that will remain are individuals, each one creeping for their own goals, the scenario can be easily compared to The sailing ships wondering in search of a destiny, a destiny so unexplored so unknown yet so real. Some ships having conquered their home waters and ready to get the taste of the foreign lands while some set out on a destination so unknown that only when they enter the waters they know how deep it really is! My friends, the ships are safer when anchored at the shores but they are not meant for that!
For young enlightened minds I just want to say,
Talk to people whom you have never talked to before and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you're a great individual and believe in yourself, no on else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go out and live it.
It's a different world outside.......You will only realize how big the world is when you walk alone in search of a destination so unknown to you. A world where only 1 rule pertains "survival of the fittest". A world so fluctuating where you get lost in your own thoughts, the only thing that remains with you my dear friends in "HOPE".
Well, I will leave you all with two words which can give a new meaning to your lives, a new direction to sail, a hint of the unexplored territories, the final words my friends "Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish”!
"Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish!"