Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the Assam chapter of ‘Youth4Nation’ at Royal Global University in Guwahati on December 18.
‘Youth4Nation’ is a nationwide initiative to connect the youth in colleges and universities in order to inculcate and enrich the nationalistic thought processes in the young minds of India.
The mission has been launched to mould and mobilise the youths for the constructive purposes of the country.
Governor Mukhi, thanking the organization ‘Youth4Nation’, said that launch of such a programme would greatly help India where 21 per cent of its people belong to age of 15 to 21 years.
He said that about 10 to 12 million young people in the country become eligible to join the workforce every year and this rate would continue for a few more decades.
The governor, therefore, said that it has become an important duty for everybody to guide and train the youths and encourage them to undertake entrepreneurship so as to create employment for themselves and others.
Jagdish Mukhi also underlined the importance of motivating the youth to be inspired by national spirit to help them to reap the benefits of the large and diverse demographic dividend of the country.
He said that worldwide, people are facing acute power shortage, the power that is generated from youths. Considering the large pool of youth population in India, governor Jagdish Mukhi reiterated the need for productively using the youth power to propel growth of the nation.
He said: “India at present is passing through exhilarating times. When we travel around, we really become passionate and enthusiastic to see the beaming confidence of our potential youth forces. For the first time in the last three hundred years, we have received the respect of almost all the major countries.”
Jagdish Mukhi, therefore, asked the youth to carry forward this momentum and help India to become a developed economy. He also said that to enhance the speed of this target, congenial environment has to be created for new job avenues and new wealth. The governor also exhorted that youth are the band of people who can lead the task of creation of new jobs and wealth.
Terming the youth as the most productive period of one’s life which can bring about drastic changes, Mukhi hailed the ‘Youth4Nation’ for its initiative of starting a chapter in Assam which would essentially indulge in promotional activities starting with the “Do You Know That?” series of online posters highlighting the rich culture and heritage of the country.