Good evening, everyone! First of all, hearty congratulations to my fellow graduating students of class of 2017! Secondly, I would like to thank the teachers, staff, and trustees of GTU for all that you have done for us, and for being the guardians of intellectual freedom, integrity, and creativity at GTU. All my life I have dreamt and aspired to get a doctorate, and today I am getting one, and that itself is a dream come true. But to share a few thoughts on this occasion makes it even more special, and I am deeply humbled and profoundly thankful for this opportunity.