Ibrahim Dalal receiving the gold medal from President Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Excerpts from The Deccan Chronicle.

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) celebrated its 7th convocation on Sunday with President Ramnath Kovind as Chief Guest and Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, as Guest of Honour.

This year a total of 566 students graduated from the campus with flying colours. Out of these, there are 435 boys and 131 girls.

Four gold medals were given to the students for their academic excellence for the class of 2018. Mr Ibrahim Dalal, B.Tech, secured the President of India Gold Medal.

Mr Ibrahim Dalal, said, “Faculty members, especially in CSE department and seniors have always been my inspiration. I also had great friends and batch mates who were always so helpful and I learnt a lot from them. Of course, my parents are the reason I am here today. So, I would like to dedicate this medal to all these people.”

Addressing the students, the President said, “There is so much you can do, and so much you can achieve for yourselves, for your families, for society at large, particularly for those less fortunate than you. Please dream big and aim high and please take risks. The time to do it is now.”