Youth Must Work Towards Taking India To The Path Of Prosperity And Progress

Youth Parliament Would Go A Long Way In Strengthening Spirit Of Democracy In Keeping With Motto Of Nation First: Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi, 11 January: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla addressed the participants in the inaugural session of the final of National Youth Parliament 2021 organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Lok Sabha Secretariat in the Central Hall of Parliament. House today. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Mr. Kiren Rijiju and General Secretary, Lokpal Mr. Utpal Kumar Singh were also present on the occasion.

Stating that people’s faith in democracy has been steadily increasing, Mr. Birla said that in the last seven decades, Indian democracy has continuously strengthened and strengthened itself. Shri Birla said that the strength of Indian democracy can be seen from the fact that the transfer of power has always taken place smoothly and in accordance with our democratic traditions.

Speaking about the youth and his contribution to nation building, Mr. Birla said that, before independence, Indian youth were at the forefront of the struggle for independence. In the same way, the youth of today should constantly strive to take India on the path of prosperity and progress. Shri Birla said that for the prosperity of the nation, it is imperative for the youth to contribute significantly, which is their responsibility as well as this duty. He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had given an important direction to the youth, who are working to take India forward and innovate through innovation during the Mann Ki Baat program in 2017. Mr. Birla expressed confidence that in the years to come, Indian youth will be at the forefront of an innovation-based world through their technical knowledge and skills.

Mr. Birla also said that in democracy we share our thoughts and experiences, debate and discussion and then come to a conclusion after extensive discussion. It is the strength of a democratic system that gives everyone the right to express their views. He hoped that the Youth Parliament would go a long way in strengthening the spirit of democracy keeping in mind the ideal of nationalism.

Earlier Shri Om Birla paid tribute to former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose death anniversary is being celebrated today. Mr. Birla said that Shastri ji, who adopted the values ​​of simplicity and determination, gave the slogan ‘gan jai jawan jai kisan’ to the soldiers and farmers of India who build toilets everyday to keep their country safe and secure. Huh. Shri Birla observed that just as Shastri ji laid the foundation for self-reliance in the field of food security for India, similarly Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is also working tirelessly for the creation of Atmanbir India.

Mr. Birla also met and interacted with the youth leaders who will compete in the final of the National Youth Parliament 2021 and encouraged them to do well. Mr. Birla directed the Lok Sabha Secretariat to provide a risk to these young participants for the functioning of Parliament so that they could develop a better vision of democratic functioning.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kiren Rijiju said that it is indeed a historic moment that the youth of our country are participating in the National Youth Parliament in the temple of Indian democracy and to provide this unique opportunity, Lok Sabha Speaker Mr. Om Birla Thanked Celebrating the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on January 12 as National Youth Day, Mr. Rijiju said that new initiatives have been taken this year to involve the youth in fulfilling the dream of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat. He said that youth from across India have participated enthusiastically in the 2021 celebration of the National Youth Parliament and expressed the hope that the event would give them a platform to share their social and economic views and internalize democratic values. will provide. This will indeed be a memorable event of a lifetime for him.

The ceremony began with the lighting of the lamp after the address of General Secretary Lokpal Shri Utpal Kumar Singh; Ms. Usha Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs. Shri Ravi Mittal gave the vote of thanks.

Scheduled to be held from tomorrow The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will address the youth participants and interact with them. Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla will also grace the event.

The festival has witnessed the participation of a large number of youth from across the country and 84 candidates are participating in the final event after winning at the district and state levels. The jury for the finals includes Smt. Roop Ganguly, MP (Rajya Sabha), Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP (Lok Sabha) and senior journalist and writer Mr. Prafulla Ketkar.