Mangaluru, Jan 31, 2018: The sacrifices of the soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country should inspire them to inculcate values of patriotism, said Dr M Shantharam Shetty, Pro-Chancellor of the Nitte Deemed to be University.
Speaking at a programme to mark the Martyrs’ Day by the NSS unit of the Nitte Deemed to be University on Jan 30,Tuesday.
Appreciating the efforts of the NSS students, he said such programmes help students realise the valour and courage of soldiers safeguarding our country. There were numerous opportunities for graduates from various streams in the Indian Armed Forces. The nursing graduates too had a wonderful opportunity to serve the nation by joining the defence services, he added.
Ex-servicemen Col Prem Kumar Shetty, Commander Mahesh Nayak and Srikanth Shetty were felicitated.
Col Prem Kumar Shetty said, “ Force personnel who carried out the surgical strike a few months ago should receive accolades. This was possible thanks to the continuous hard work and dedication of the soldiers. The Indian Armed Forces is challenging and exciting. Youth can develop their abilites all around, face challenges.”
Commander Mahesh Nayak said, “The services of medical practitioners in the Armed Forces is challenging. They have to function from cramped spaces which houses almost everything, right from the out-patient wing to the operation theater, during emergencies. "
Srikanth Shetty, who had served in the Air Force, said, “generally youth have the impression that serving in the Armed Forces was only war. Those who join the Forces can serve the nation in so many ways,” he said. Indeed the information projected was of much use to all.