Use education to create self-employment: Prez to students

Solan, May 21: President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the farm scientists to use their education to create self-employment ventures.
The President was speaking at a convocation ceremony in Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in Himachal Pradesh.
Kovind accompanied by his wife arrived in Shimla yesterday on a six-day visit to the State.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony today, he said, “Several enthusiastic youths have opted for their own ventures in agri sector after attaining education and started organic farming of fruits, vegetables and flowers and have become exporters of these produce”.
He presented gold medals and conferred degrees on 462 students and said, “it is encouraging that the girls have surpassed boys and out of nine medal winners, six are girls and one of them got two medals.”
“Girls are proving their supremacy in education, sports, research, defence sciences, aviation and other areas which is a good sign for the country,” he said.