Alliance University, Bengaluru (esb 2010) held its annual convocation virtually on March 28 owning to covid pandemic safety protocols. Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for Higher Education; IT & BT; and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka was the chief guest for the event. The gathering was also addressed by Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer, True Beacon, and Zerodha, and D. N. Nanjunda Reddy, Senior Advocate.. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro-Chancellor, and Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Alliance University were present.
Dr C.N. Ashwath Narayan in his speech acknowledged that the world is facing a great challenge in the form of COVID -19 but strongly believes that this challenge has led to each and every individual transforming themselves rapidly to adapt and emerge stronger than ever. Speaking on opportunities, he said “India has become one of the biggest emerging areas with a lot of potential. Our economy is going to double over the next four years helping us look forward to a better future.” He further added that Atmanirbhar Bharat is going to help the country be less reliant on imports and grow even further.
Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder & Chief Investment Officer, True Beacon and Zerodha, stressed that one’s education does not end with a higher education degree. “The age we are in has provided everyone a chance to acquire any form of knowledge at any point of time, at the press of a button. In India today, the population’s exposure to the equity market is between 1-2%. It is a fear and a lack of knowledge of the space that has resulted in such low numbers. However, I believe that this same fear and lack of knowledge will be what triggers the growth of the segment going forward as people educate themselves appropriately and hence gain confidence in their ability to enter the market.”