The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Monday reviewed the functioning of official youth organizations, including the NCC, NSS, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Indian Red Cross Society, and NYKS.
In the course of the two hour meeting, the Prime Minister repeatedly stressed the need for better coordination and synergy among these organizations.
Discussing the immediate tasks ahead, where these organizations could play an important role, the Prime Minister said that in the next couple of months, there would be a massive effort under MGNREGA for water conservation and storage mechanisms. He urged these youth organizations to mobilize to the greatest extent possible, to dovetail and contribute to these efforts.
As the representatives for the youth organizations explained their functioning and role in society, the Prime Minister gave several other inputs and suggestions. In particular, he mentioned the tasks of Swachhta, creation of open-defecation free clusters, and inculcation of a fresh national spirit among the youth, as key objectives that the youth organizations should strive for. He mentioned the Government's Mission Indradhanush initiative to reach the unvaccinated children, and said youth organizations can aid in this initiative.
The Prime Minister also called for synergy among various initiatives and programmes organized on National Youth Day on January 12th, so that a more meaningful impact could be achieved. He asked official youth organizations to keep a more active presence on social media, to generate a wider appeal, and better connect with the youth.