What if I tell you that there is no age limit to pursue your dreams and studies?! Yes, its true and there is also a living exaqmple here! A 98-year-old man has turned into the beneficiary of a postgraduate degree at the twelfthannual convocation of Nalanda Open University in Bihar.
Raj Kumar Vaish was granted a masters degree in Economics by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad at the conference capacity of Nalanda Open University, Patna. He had enlisted for MA (Economics) in 2015.
“I am happy today. I had worked hard. For long, I had cherished the dream of completing my masters… the young should concentrate on their education and not on career alone,”Mr Vaish told journalists in Patna in the wake of accepting the degree.
The college’s Registrar SP Sinha told news organization PTI that a sum of 22,100 understudies were granted different degrees this year. Mr Vaish was among the 2780, including 29 gold medalists, who were welcome to the meeting service.
“It is really a big achievement for Nalanda Open University. Hats off to Raj Kumar Vaish and his sheer determination to pursue studies at this age. We wonder where he draws his energy from,”Mr Sinha said.
Mr Vaish is likely the most established person to get a post graduate degree from this college, he said.
The college will protect his note pads as a wellspring of motivation for the young, Mr Sinha included.
“We are glad that my father fulfilled his dream. At the convocation ceremony, my father was offered a wheelchair since he had difficulty in climbing stairs, but he chose to move with the help of a walker and received his degree,” Mr Vaish’s child, Santosh Kumar, a resigned teacher of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna, said.
“Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad told my dad – ‘you are a source of inspiration’,” Mr Kumar said.
Mr Vaish finished his graduation from Agra University in 1938 and secured a degree in LLB in 1940, however did not seek after post-graduation subsequent to landing a position as a ‘law officer’ with Christian Mica Industry at Koderma (now in Jharkhand). He resigned as a general chief from the organization in the mid 1980s, his son stated.