Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed faith in the youth of the nation said that the ‘compete and conquer’ is the mantra of new India and the youth of the country has a ‘can do’ spirit which is a source of inspiration for every generation.
Modi was speak during the inginauguration of the 25th National Youth Festival in Puducherry on National Youth Day, celebrated annually to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Addressing the event in virtual mode, the PM said India is entering the golden age of start-ups riding the strength of Indian youth.
“Today disruptions are happening but this disruption is for development. The Indians are innovating and collaborating to find solutions and writing the code of global prosperity. They are ruling the roost in the world of unicorns. India is entering the golden age of the startup world. The mantra of new India is compete and conquer,” said the PM, citing the Indian achievements in the recent paralympics and terming them as a never-before event.
The PM also hailed the adolescents for vaccine acceptance saying over 2 crore children aged 15 to 18 had been vaccinated already. “Today’s children show the resolve for duty. Our 15 to 18 year olds have shown a tremendous sense of responsibility by quickly getting vaccinated,” said the PM.
The prime minister also inaugurated a technology centre of the MSME ministry and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam, an auditorium with an open-air theatre in Puducherry via video conference. The auditorium, which can accommodate more than 1000 people, would primarily be used for educational purposes.
After inaugurating the technology centre, PM Modi said that the role of the MSME sector is very important in creating ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
“It is very important our MSME use the technologies that are changing the world. The new MSME centre is an important step in that direction,” he said.
(With inputs from ANI)