Hailed as the biggest youth icon of India
THE atmosphere was electric. The connect was instant. Thunderous applause drowned the feeble voices of protest. Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi at SRCC not merely mesmerised 18000 students but he received a standing ovation at the end of his 75-minute speech which proved that he indeed has touched hearts of the young India.
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Modi said—both battles for independence: armed and non-violent were in the hands of Gujaratis.
Independent India is still waiting for good governance. We have got swaraj but after 60 years we still wait for suraaj. If India has to make its mark in the global stage then we need to consider how we will govern our nation. Pro-people Good Governance, which according to Modi is the model he prefers to employ in ensuring good governance.
India’s biggest challenge is in how it uses opportunity. Our nation was rich in national resources but we are not using it properly yet. Thus we are losing opportunities.
Our economy is one third agriculture, one third industry and one third services. They support each other and we have developed all.There must be no one in the audience who has chai without doodh (milk) from Gujarat in it. All the milk in Delhi is from Gujarat.
Milk in Singapore is from Gujarat, Okra in Europe is from Gujarat. Tomatoes in Afghanistan are from Gujarat.
Modi said that. India must take its place in the global economy. Biggest thing holding India back is its slowness in adopting new technology.
Time to change perception of India in the manufacturing sector. Why shouldn’t we make the ‘Made in India’ tag a statement of quality for our manufactured products?India needs to be more aggressive about marketing itself. Whatever products we make in manufacturing should have zero defects for a global reputation and should have good packaging.
India’s youth has to be viewed differently. Leaders should see the youth as a new age of power for the nation to progress. Our youth are not snake charmers, they are changing the world with a mouse.
Skill development is the key. Whatever the colour of our skin we are no less than anyone in the world. India’s youth has the desire but they have a lack of skills. Presently in Gujarat we are having skill development workshops.
Swap vote bank politics for development. The solution to all problems is development. The whole nation has been destroyed by vote bank politics, what it needs is development. If there is development there is much scope for a lot of improvement in the nation.
After the 75-minute oration Modi got a standing ovation from the large young audience. He floored his critics. It was clear Modi, today has emerged the biggest living Youth Icon of India