New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday credited the youth of the country for making a mark in the start-up world and lauded their efforts to leverage the power of technology for the welfare of society.
Participating in a town hall interaction with IT professionals and tech-enthusiasts here, the Prime Minister also stressed the need to create an India where everyone has equal opportunities. Crediting the youth of the country for making a mark in the start-up world, Mr Modi said, 'Why is India making a mark in the start-up world? Due to the youth of the country.'
Stressing the need to create an India where everyone has equal opportunities, the PM said, 'it is Important to create an India where everyone has equal opportunities. Inclusive growth is the way ahead.' Mr Modi said more people are paying taxes because they have faith that their money is being used properly and for the welfare of people.
Lauding the efforts by the youth to leverage the power of technology for the welfare of society, the PM said,'I am seeing that India's youngsters are leveraging the power of technology wonderfully. They are using technology not only for themselves but also for the welfare of others. I see this as a wonderful sign.'
On the occasion, he launched the "Main Nahin Hum" portal and application, that will rope in corporate professionals willing to volunteer for social work, creating a new paradigm for volunteering that combines Government initiative with Corporate expertise.
Calling on the IT and electronics professionals to use their strengths to bring a positive difference in the lives of others, the Prime Minister said, 'governments may have schemes and budgets but the success of any initiative lies in public involvement.
'Let us think about how we can use our strengths to bring a positive difference in the lives of others. I am sure people want to work for others, they want to serve society and bring a positive difference. Every effort, however big or small, must be valued.'' 'There are many start-ups in the social sector. More power to youngsters doing such wonderful things,' the Prime Minister said.
Mr Modi said that governments may have schemes and budgets but the (success of any initiative lies in public involvement. Stressing the need for youngsters to make cleanliness a part of their value systems, he said, 'the symbol of the Swachh Bharat Mission is the spectacles of Bapu. The inspiration is Bapu and we are fulfilling Bapu's vision. On many occasions, what Sarkar can't do, Sanskar can do. Let us make cleanliness a part of our value systems.'' Calling on youngsters to work for the welfare of farmers, the Prime Minister said,'through volunteering efforts, a lot can be done in the agriculture sector. Youngsters must venture our and work for the welfare of farmers.' He also appealed to farmers to embrace drip irrigation. UNI