When dreams turn into resolution and a life is dedicated to it then success is assured, PM tells NCC rally.
NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (The CONNECT) - Addressing NCC cadets and youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly cautioned against the efforts to sow differences and create chasm amongst the people.
“Despite such efforts there will never be differences among the people of India" he said addressed the annual NCC PM rally at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi today.
‘Maa ke doodh main kabhi darar nahi ho sakti’, he said and remarked, “for this mantra of Unity is the ultimate antidote”. “The Mantra of Unity is a pledge as well as India’s strength. This is the only way India will achieve grandeur” the Prime Minister emphasised.
Modi pointed out that it is not just India’s Amrit Kaal but the Amrit Kaal of the youth of India and when the nation will be celebrating 100 years of its independence, it will be the youth who will be at the summit of successes. “We must not lose any opportunity and continue moving forward with the resolve to take India to new heights”, he said.
The Prime Minister noted that India and NCC are both celebrating their 75th anniversaries this year and praised the efforts of those who have contributed towards nation building by leading the NCC and by being a part of it. Both as NCC cadets and as youth of the nation they represent the ‘Amrit Generation’ of the country which will take the nation to new heights in the coming 25 years and will create a ‘Viksit’ and ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’.
Modi complimented the cadets for Unity flame where they completed the run from Kanyakumari to Delhi by covering 50 kilometer daily for 60 days and said that the flame and the culture extravaganza of the evening has strengthened the spirit of ‘EK Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
He emphasised the centrality of youth as the key energy that runs a nation. “When dreams turn into resolution and a life is dedicated to it then success is assured. This is the time of new opportunities for the youth of India. Everywhere it is evident that India’s time has arrived. Entire world is looking towards India and it is all due to the youth of India”, he stressed.
“When the country is brimming with the energy and enthusiasm of the youth, the priorities of that country will always be its young people”, the Prime Minister said as he mentioned the efforts of the government to provide a platform for the youth that will help them in achieving their dreams. Noting that various sectors are being opened up for the youth of the nation, be it digital revolution, start-up revolution or innovation revolution, the Prime Minister underlined that the youth of India are its biggest beneficiaries. Pointing out that even assault rifles and bullet proof jackets were imported in India, Modi highlighted the reforms in the defence sector and informed that today India is manufacturing hundreds of defence equipment. He also touched upon the fast-paced border infrastructural work that is taking place and underlined that it will open a new world of opportunities and possibilities for the youth of India.
Talking about the aspiration of the youth to get associated with the defence forces and agencies, the Prime Minister said this a time of great possibilities especially for the daughters of the country. Police and paramilitary forces have witnessed doubling of the number of women in the last 8 years. Path of women on the frontiers of all three armed forces has been paved. He mentioned maiden recruitment of women as sailors in the Navy. Women have started entering combat roles in the armed forces. First batch of women cadets has started training at NDA, Pune, the Prime Minister informed. He further mentioned 1500 girls who have been admitted in Sainik Schools as these schools were thrown open for the girls students for the first time. NCC has also seen a consistent rise in women participation in the last decade, Modi said.