New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the youths of the country to follow Swami Vivekanada’s leadership advice and praised the revered monk for his contribution in developing individuals and institutions.
He said that individuals come in contact of Swami Vivekananda’s influence and create institutions and these institutions in turn create new institution-builders. This starts a virtuous cycle of individual development to institution-building and vice versa which has been a huge strength of India, the Prime Minister said while speaking at the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival today.
Explaining the example of entrepreneurship, Mr Modi further said “An individual builds a great company and the ecosystem of the company which gives rise to many brilliant individuals who, in their time, create new companies.
The Prime Minister also asked the youth to take advantage of the flexibility and innovative learning format provided by the recent National Education Policy. He underlined better education and entrepreneurial opportunities being made available to the youth of the country. “We are trying to create an ecosystem in the country, absence of which, often compels the youth to look towards foreign shores”, he further said.
The Prime Minister stressed that it was Swami Vivekananda who recognized confident, clear-hearted, fearless and courageous youth as the foundation of the nation.
He also presented the mantras of Swami Vivekananda for youth. For Physical fitness it is ‘Muscles of Iron and Nerves of Steel’ and the Government has been promoting Fit India Movement, Yoga and providing modern amenities for sports. For personality development, the advice was ‘Believe in yourself ‘; for leadership and teamwork Swamiji said ‘’Believe in All’, he added.