Veteran film actor Nana Patekar was awarded the Doctor of Letters by National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala. He was honoured at the 9th convocation of the Institute. On the issue, the Padmashree awardee said one gets real education in their professional field than the college-bound academic knowledge. Governor Tathagata Roy was given Doctor of Engineers in the programme.
‘Every person on earth should keep their self-respect and should not forget value of life. College can give academic knowledge only. But the real education could be acknowledged only in professional field,’ Patekar said addressing the budding engineers.
He also stressed them to serve the nation apart from serving their family. ‘Real happiness lies in giving happiness to our surrounding people. We should also be aware not to hurt anyone. Despite being successful in respective careers, you should serve the nation,’ he said.