Hyderabad: Calling on the youth to strive for excellence to survive in this highly competitive world. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that the age of grey eminence is over as people are reaching peak in the career at their 30s or 40s.
“When we were the students, we could survive even with the level of mediocrity. Today is far more cruel world; it is a tougher world. In Delhi, anyone who gets 90 per cent grade comes to me and tells me that I can’t into a good college.
Therefore, mediocrity can actually lead you to nowhere. You have to strike for excellence. And in terms of your career, once you strive for the excellence, the initial years of your career will give an opportunity to move on to the fast-track. And once you are able to move on to the fast-track, your peak success will in the age of 30s. The days of grey eminence are over. You don’t reach the best of your life when you are 60 — this used to happen 50 years ago,” Mr Jaitley said after inaugurating the Hyderabad campus of Symbiosis International University here on Sunday.
Mr Jaitley stressed the need to have more institutes of higher education to skill Indians as it is the only way for India to increase the share of manufacturing in the economy to 25 per cent.
Responding to a request from the Symbiosis management to allocate more land for campus, Telangana IT and industries minister K.T. Rama Rao promised to give more land if the university sets up all 45 disciplines that it offers in its Pune campus.
Stating that today is the age of triple ‘I’’— innovate, incubate and incorporate, Mr Rama Rao said the state government will soon launch its new initiative RICH (Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad) to help entrepreneurs. He also invited the students of Symbiosis to make use of facilities in Telangana, if they plan to become entrepreneurs.