To the members of the Class of 2021

I am happy to have this opportunity to share my congratulations and warmest regards with you on such a special occasion. Today is not only the culmination of your years at SRM University, AP, it is also the beginning of your years as an alum. It is a day when you can celebrate your many accomplishments and look forward to the many more to come. As you move forward, I encourage you to take chances and to be open to possibilities you may not have sought out. The path ahead does not need to be a straight line with planned stops along the way, as comforting as that may seem. When I reflect on my own career—and life—I am grateful for the times I opened myself to unexpected prospects. While they caused the path to twist—sometimes wildly—they also brought with them much fulfilment, even when the outcome was not what I had envisioned. For now, I hope you and your families enjoy this wonderful event. It is an honor to be a part of it.

Dr Lawrence Bacow

President, Harvard University, USA

SRM University, Andhra Pradesh © 2021 All rights reserved.