Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Viksit Bharat @2047: Voice of Youth’ via video conferencing today.
Workshops were organised at Raj Bhavans across the country to mark the beginning of this initiative.
In Shillong an elaborate programme was made for the live screening of the PM’s address. A workshop was also organised as part of the programme on the theme ‘Empowered Indian’ and ‘Thriving and Sustainable Economy’.
Governor Phagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma attended the programme and the workshop witnessed parallel sessions for heads of higher educational institutions, faculties and students as stakeholders for a developed India.
Sangma said that youth are the greatest opportunity for any nation and they are the greatest challenge as well.
“And I keep repeating this in almost every program I go to when I speak to the youth, the youth when given the wrong direction it’s a ball of energy that is the most destructive force for the nation,” he said. “And given the right direction, it will be the most constructive force for the nation”.
The CM thanked the Prime Minister for this vision of Viksit Bharat. “I think the Prime Minister has really motivated all of us to do that. And that’s really what leadership should do. And I really, once again, on this very, very momentous occasion would like to congratulate and would like to thank the Prime Minister for his vision for our country and for each and every citizen of this amazing nation”.
Modi highlighted the role of educational institutions in the personality development of an individual and said that a nation becomes developed only with the development of its people.
Prime Minister Modi underlined the need to channel the energy of the students and the youth of every university towards achieving the common goal of ‘Viksit Bharat’. Noting the diversity of ideas, the Prime Minister stressed linking all the streams towards building a developed India. Shri Modi urged everyone to go beyond their limits to contribute to the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047. He suggested running special campaigns in every college and university in the country to connect more and more youth with this campaign. The Prime Minister mentioned the launch of Ideas Portal related to Viksit Bharat and informed that suggestions can be given on five different themes.
Drawing the analogy of the period of development of ‘Viksit Bharat’ to that of an examination, the Prime Minister mentioned the confidence, preparation and dedication of the students as well as the contributions of the families in maintaining the required discipline to accomplish the goal. He remarked that the exam date has also been declared for us as citizens of the country.
Addressing the gathering, Chauhan appealed to the younger generation to visit the portal of Viksit Bharat created by the government and upload their thoughts and suggestions on this portal by December 25. These suggestions, ideas and action plans will enable the government to formulate policies and help in achieving the goal of making India a developed country by the year 2047, the Governor added.