India is the second largest democratic country of the world, with an excellent track record of more than 60 years as an independent nation. Most of the people on the campus are born in free India. None of us know how our nation was when it went through the birth pangs, but are enjoying the fruits of the labor of our fore fathers. We thank the Lord our God for their sacrifices. On the eve of the first Independence Day, Pt. Nehru in his address to the nation pointed out that the main task of independent India is to end poverty, disease and inequality. Since then, even though several measures are taken to reach these goals, they still remain unfulfilled. Education plays a key role in scaling these mountains. Does education mean graduating, landing up in fat paying jobs or flying off to distant lands of greener pastures? There is no second thought of the unique and central role of education in realizing a free, fair and confident society. The problems we are facing in our nation look immense. But borrowing from the confidence of Pt. Nehru, we can overcome them with our strong will and determination. We have to transform our country by creating a knowledge-based society. We may not always be able to build the future for our youth - but we should build our youth to face the future. We should not produce just job seekers - we should instead, produce job creators.