Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: PM Modi to inaugurate National Youth Festival today

Sudarsan Pattnaik

The PM was speaking via video link after inaugurating the five-day long National Youth Festival in Noida.

The day marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Prime Minister said that we are born after 1947 and thus, we did not have the honour to take part in the freedom struggle. Such Mock Parliaments will further the spirit of discussion among our youth, he added. PM Modi is head of China's Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu amongst others.

"He (Donald Trump) is the only political leader where a majority hold an unfavourable view of him", the report said.

"President Macron, who 45% hold a favourable view towards (compared with 42% who scored his predecessor President Hollande favourably)", the report said.

PM Modi urged the youth to take the country forward towards a new India by 2022. He said today's era belongs to skilled and talented.

The Theme of the Festival is "Sankalp Se Siddhi", to capitalize on the demographic dividend of young India, to capture the vibrancy and fresh perspective of youth and to pledge to accomplish the Goal of New India.

He also said that the huge participation of girls in the festival is an example of women empowerment in India. "Then, you are yourself capable of moving ahead", he told the gathering where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present. We have to create the India that our freedom fighters dreamt of, Shri Narendra Modi asserted.

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