Chairman-Emeritus of Sankara Netralaya, Chennai, S.S. Badrinath has appealed to college students to allot a portion of their income to uplift the poor people in the community and help bring about the inclusive growth of the nation.
Delivering the Graduation Day address at the 6th Graduation Day of Ganadipathy Tulsi’s Jain Engineering College (GTEC) at Kaniyambadi near here on Sunday, Dr. Badrinath said that 75 per cent of the population of India lived in villages, while 60 per cent of the population lived below the poverty line. “What we are all dreaming to do to the villages, the college management has done by starting an engineering college in a village”, he said.
Just as Sankara Netralaya provided free treatment to poor patients, constituting about 40 per cent of the total number of patients, the students, when they get jobs, should set apart a portion of their earnings to society. “Even if you go abroad and earn, you should come back and give something to society”, he said.