Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the nation, the Class of 2020 has seen ceremonies being cancelled and not to forget, most of them are worried about their bleak future. However, with the ongoing graduation season, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has instilled a ray of hope in their hearts by giving a welcome keynote address for the students at a recent online graduation ceremony.
In the session, which streamed on Youtube, Hrithik congratulated the graduating batch or Class of 2020, apart from the teachers who helped the students in successfully achieving their goals in the times of pandemic outbreak. What’s more? He praised the kids for their constant efforts and asked them ‘to throw their hats high towards the sky for the horizon is the beginning of their limit’.
Here’s what he tweeted:
My Dear Graduating Batch of 2020 stars, throw your hats high towards the sky for the horizon is the beginning of your limit. My Love & congratulations to each one of you for giving your best. Keep shining. @under25official https://t.co/SfnNBYPim5
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 5, 2020
He also shared a video on his Instagram account and captioned it as, “My Love & congratulations to each one of you for giving your best. Keep shining. Stay curious. Stay a student forever.”
For the unversed, Hrithik’s initiative is part of Under 25 studios, which has come up with a short film or a documentary on the Batch of 2020. Additionally, they have brought together an array of celebrities, speakers and students for the same in order to speak on where the word is headed now with coronavirus and how everything has almost come to a standstill. The speakers include the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Anand Gandhi, Deepika Padukone, Raghav KK, Naseer Al Azzeh, Vineeth Kumar etc.
Antonio Philip, is the co-founder of Under 25, and the writer of Batch of 2020, said in a statement that “the whole education system is built on industrialization and we are all meant to be cogs in a machine.” Hence, his documentary also focuses on how to stay open to learning and follow one’s dreams. Like Hrithik said, “I’ve always believed the finest steel must go through the hottest fire.”
Apart from wishing the students, the documentary also sheds light on the mental health crisis that the students have been through this year. To aid the students, Antonio got comedian Tanmay Bhatt on board to talk about his experience through anxiety and how he rebooted.
Under 25 has fo far collaborated with 1000 speakers and top brands with 1,00,000 students across 44 cities in India.