Addressing the Yuva Sammelan on “Uniting for India” at Himatnagar in Sabarkantha district on the afternoon of January 25, Shri Narendra Modi spoke about the tremendous potential we as a nation entail, considering the fact that nearly 65 per cent of the population of India was below 35 years of age. “A youthful nation like ours must leave an impact in the entire world,” said Shri Modi, while laying emphasis on the need for skill development. He said that the youth in Gujarat were skilful, and by guiding them and showing them the right direction, we could make them globally competent. Shri Modi also said that the sooner we did this, the better it would be for the Nation, as imparting skill to the youth would also contribute towards strengthening the financial prowess of the country.
Addressing a large crowd, Shri Modi underscored the significance of skilled youth power in the 21st century, and spoke about the policy-driven initiatives of the State Government that focused on ensuring holistic development of the youth.
He applauded the youth of India who performed spectacularly during the IT revolution, and also praised the show of support and strength put forth by the youth of Sabarkantha, who had turned up in large numbers at a recently conducted cycle race.
Talking about the immense potential of the region, Shri Modi said, “Development works worth Rs. 2000 crores are either underway or have been inaugurated. Imagine the scope of development here!” Shri Modi also said that celebrations of occasions like Republic Day as ‘festivals of development’ was proof enough of the noteworthy progress we had made.
Shri Narendra Modi said that he strongly believed in Swami Vivekananda ji’s trust in youth power, and was certain that the youth will take India to great heights.
Shri Modi also acknowledged and appreciated the series of programmes on unity and India’s rich cultural heritage put forth by the youth, as a part of the celebrations. “Through the cultural programme we saw the richness and diversity of India,” said Shri Modi.