New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the youth to root out dynastic political system, saying it is a major cause of social corruption in India.
While addressing the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival, the PM said, “Dynasty politics gives rise to incapability and dictatorship in a democratic setup as such people work towards saving the politics of family and family in politics.”
“Today, days of winning election by the crutches of a surname are over still this malaise of dynastic politics is far from over. Political dynasty promotes self and family instead of pushing nation first,” he added.
Today, which is also Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary, PM Modi said that this day gives renewed ‘light’ to the youth of India.
“Swami Vivekananda is an inspiration for everyone one of us. He reminded India of its power. He is connected to everyone of us. Vivekananda had the correct vision for modern India,” Modi said, while addressing the selected candidate of Youth Parliament.
“His views on nationalism and nation-building and his teaching regarding serving the people and serving the world continue to inspire us,” he added.
PM Modi also asked the youth to take advantage of the flexibility and innovative learning format provided by the recent National Education Policy.
We are trying to create an ecosystem in the country, absence of which, often compels the youth to look towards foreign shores, the PM said.
During his address, he exhorted youth to contribute selflessly and constructively in politics and said that today, honest people are getting the opportunity to serve, changing the old notion of politics as a site of unscrupulous activities.
Giving Example of the reconstruction work in the aftermath of Bhuj earthquake, the Prime Minister told the youth that the society that learns to make their own path in calamity, writes its own destiny. Therefore, all of 130 crore Indians are writing their own destiny today.
The Prime Minister said that each and every, effort, innovation, honest pledge by today’s youth is laying a strong foundation for our future.
In addition to this, the first three winners also got the opportunity to express their views before the Prime Minister.
The National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) is based on the idea given by the Prime Minister in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address on December 31, 2017.
Taking inspiration from the idea, the first NYPF was organised from January 12 to February 27, 2019, with the theme ‘Be the Voice of New India and Find solutions and Contribute to Policy’.
The second NYPF was launched on December 23, 2020, through virtual mode. 2.34 lakh youth from across the country participated in the first stage.
It was followed by State Youth Parliaments through the virtual mode from January 1 to 5.