Vidyarthi Devo Bhava Is Not Only Yours, But Our Mantra As Well: PM Modi At Youth Power Convention

| March 4 , 2018 , 13:57 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Youth Convention at Tumakuru in Karnataka on Sunday. The Convention was organised to mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashram in Tumakuru and to celebrate Sister Nivedita’s 150th birth anniversary.

PM Modi began his address with emphasis on the power of Youth. He said, "Vidyarthi Devo Bhava is not only yours but our mantra as well. In fact, with your permission, I would like to add in it, "Yuva Shakti Devo Bhava,"

“There is always something to learn from the conversations with the young generation. Therefore, I always try to meet youth more & more, to talk to them, to listen to their experiences & to work according to their hopes & aspirations.” He further added.

PM Modi also spoke about the Atal Innovation Mission in Tumakuru stating that new innovations are the base of better future. He said, “Innovation is the base of better future. To convert ideas of school students into innovation, the government has introduced Atal Innovation Mission. More than 2,400 Atal Tinkering Labs have been approved across the country.”

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Putting emphasis on the success of Mudra Yojna, Modi said, “Around 11 crore loans have been sanctioned under the Mudra Yojna. One crore 14 lakh loans of Karnataka youth have been passed.”

“Today India is the youngest country in the world. Over 65% people are younger than the age of 35. This young energy can change the fate of the nation.” PM Modi urged the young generation of our country to channelize their energy for country’s welfare.