Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the 21st-century youth as the ‘most fortunate’ generation to catapult India into success during the ‘Amrit Kaal.’ He made this statement while addressing a gathering at the inauguration of the 27th National Youth Festival, which is celebrated every year from January 12 to January 16 in honor of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary.
In his speech, PM Modi emphasized the importance of youth participation in the democratic process, stating that India is the mother of democracy and that the future of the country will be bright if the youth actively express their political views by casting their votes. He also urged the youth to engage in active politics and the electoral process to reduce the influence of dynastic politics, which has been detrimental to the country.
Furthermore, PM Modi outlined the 25-year period of ‘Amrit Kaal’ as a time for the youth to prioritize their responsibilities to ensure the progress of society and the country, while also urging young people to stay away from drugs and promote local products. He also called on the youth to refrain from using abusive words and invoked the legacies of Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda, highlighting the youth’s potential to create history.
Additionally, PM Modi emphasized the significance of India’s youth in the global economy and the country’s potential to become the world’s third-largest economy. He also encouraged citizens to partake in cleanliness campaigns in temples and pilgrimage centers across the country as part of ‘shramadaan’ and praised the great personalities from Maharashtra who have contributed to the nation.
Furthermore, he encouraged the youth to focus on the development and preservation of India’s legacy, including yoga, Ayurveda, and millet, and highlighted the importance of conducting cleanliness drives ahead of the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
In conclusion, PM Modi instilled a sense of national pride and responsibility in the youth and expressed his confidence in their ability to shape India’s future during the ‘Amrit Kaal.’ The Prime Minister’s speech emphasized the importance of youth engagement and participation in various aspects of nation-building, underscoring the power and potential of India’s young population.