Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the patriotic fervor seen during the freedom struggle must be instilled in the current generation and channeled for nation building.
At the third meeting of the national committee on ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, he said that the emotional flavor of the program is at the heart of the campaign which is creating an atmosphere of “patriotic fervor” in the country.
“The patriotic fervor witnessed during the freedom struggle was unprecedented. It is the same fervor that we must breathe into our current generation and channel it into nation building,” he said.
“It’s a golden opportunity to establish our youth’s emotional connection to nation building,” an official statement quoted him as saying.
In his closing remarks, he said that national unity should be nurtured and nurtured to promote India as “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat” because a united nation is a progressive nation.
In this light, he noted, ‘Tiranga’ is a symbol of unity, bringing positivity and prosperity to the nation.
It is a “Sanskar Utsav” (festival of values) for the youth that will fill them with the undying passion to contribute for the country, he said.
“The present generation will be the leaders of tomorrow and so we must now instill in them a sense of duty and responsibility to realize the dreams and vision of [email protected],” he said.
He noted that the technological revolution has greatly accelerated the speed of change and that what can be achieved in generations is now possible in decades, he said that one cannot rely on old techniques to realize dreams of our nation.
It is therefore important to build the capacity of the youth and equip them with the necessary skills to face the technological challenges of the time ahead, Prime Minister Modi said. The prime minister emphasized the contribution of tribal freedom fighters and said tributes should be paid to them by building local tribal museums.
He suggested setting up a frontier village program to familiarize the young people with the lives of the people who live there.
Likewise, the 75 pond construction program in each district and similar programs should be designed in a manner conducive to water and environmental conservation.
The young people should be familiarized with such programs to help them understand the basic realities of the country, he said.
Members of the National Committee who attended the meeting included the Lok Sabha Speaker, Governors, Union Ministers, Prime Ministers, other political leaders, officials, media personalities, spiritual leaders, artists and film personalities and eminent persons from other sections of the population, the statement said.
Several participants also joined the meeting virtually.
Minister of Culture Govind Mohan gave a presentation on the overview of the activities of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav since its foundation.
The first meeting of the National Committee took place on March 8 for the launch of the campaign and the second meeting on December 22.
Prime Minister Modi said India is going through an era where “Amrit Kaal” is realizing his determination and that this will take the country to the “peak of success” in the next 25 years.
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