My young friends, I feel privileged to be connecting with you as the Chancellor of your university. In fact, this would be the beginning of a series of conversationsbetween us. From time to time, I would like to address you through such notes. And when circumstances permit, we will also meet physically to exchange our thoughts and ideas. Today, I would stress on the need for creating a future for yourself. Each one of you is poised to make a future. We are aware that a future will come whether we do something or merely stand and wait. This is a default future, a continuation of the past.
But there is another future that each one of you can create for yourself. I call it a 'created future'. The great heroes and leaders of the world have created such futures. This is a future that is not going to happen if you do not create it. It is not a default future. I suggest that each one of you contemplate on the shape of the future you wish to see and your place in it. It should, however, not be a mere wishful thinking but compatible with the present state of things. And having decided on a 'created future', you may start planning for its realization from now on.
I will be very happy to work on your 'created future' with you. You are free to contact me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prabhat Kumar (Retd. IAS, and Former first Governor of Jharkhand State)