Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 22nd National Youth Festival in Greater Noida on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (birth anniversary). He addressed the inaugural ceremony of the five-day National Youth Festival via video conferencing at the Gautam Buddha University. PM Modi congratulated all those winning the National Youth Awards.
The Prime Minister said that he wants everyone to take the commemoration of National Youth Day seriously. “When the country will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022, how will National Youth Day will be celebrated in that year?’ You should discuss a plan for that from now”, said PM Modi said.
Speaking at the ceremony, PM Modi also hailed the ISRO mission that launched its 100th satellite today. “Our ISRO scientists have made us proud yet again. ISRO today created a century in satellite launching. Farmers, fishermen & scientists of the nation will be helped in getting ground details with this success”, said PM Narendra Modi. “Our strides in space will help our citizens & enhance our development journey. I want to once again congratulate our scientists,” added PM Modi on launch of Cartosat-2 satellite. He said that the strides in space will help citizens & enhance the country’s development journey.
Also, hailing freedom fighters, PM Modi said that it is the country’s responsibility to fulfill their dreams. “We did not take part in India’s Independence struggle so we have the responsibility to realise the dreams of those who helped us attain freedom from British rule,” he added.
Meanwhile, the objective of organising the National Youth Festival is to provide a platform to bring the youth of the country together in an attempt to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talents in various activities. The theme of the festival is ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’, to capitalise on the demographic dividend of young India, to capture the vibrancy and fresh perspective of youth and to pledge to accomplish the Goal of New India.
The festival also provides an arena for youths, by creating a Mini-India, where youth interact in formal and informal settings and exchange their social and cultural uniqueness. This blend of diverse socio-cultural milieu creates ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’. Around 5000 volunteers of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan from all parts of the country along with local youth will participate in the festival.