Ministry of Education via PIB India:
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival today via video conferencing.
The Event took place in the Central Hall and the Prime Minister also heard the views of the three young national winners of the Festival.
Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla, Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and MoS for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju were present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister addressing the young parliamentarians urged them and the youth of the country to take advantage of the flexibility and innovative learning format provided by the National Education Policy- 2020.
An attempt is being made to create an ecosystem in the country, the absence of which often compels the youth to look towards foreign shores, which offered them better enterprise, opportunities, recognition and respect – the Prime Minister said.
Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary, the Prime Minister remarked that even with the passage of time, impact and influence of Swami Vivekananda remains intact in our lives.
Swami ji’s views on nationalism and nation-building and his teachings regarding serving the people and serving the world continue to inspire us.
Individuals who came into contact of Swami Vivekananda Ji were influenced to create institutions and they in turn created new institution-builders.
This started a virtuous cycle of individual development to institution-building and vice versa.
Union Education Minister Shri Pokhriyal recalled Swami Vivekananda’s message that youth are the greatest strength of any country and the future of that country is shaped by the efforts of its youth. Emphasizing that the Youth plays an important role in the democratic system, he urged everyone to become responsible citizens and to contribute in the nation building by adopting Swami Vivekananda’s ideals and values in their lives.
Kiren Rijiju – Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports:
This is the theme song “YUVAAH” for this year’s National Youth Festival which began today at the Central Hall of Parliament amidst historic National Youth Parliament addressed by PM Sh Narendra Modi ji.
Thank you Mohit Chauhan Ji and team for this wonderful song full of passion!
Conrad Sangma – Chief Minister, Meghalaya:
First shipments of COVID19 Vaccine touch down at Guwahati Airport today.
Meghalaya will roll-out the COVID Vaccination drive from 16th Jan 2021 using Covishield Vaccine for Phase I.
Gratitude to Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji & Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Ji
Rahul Gandhi – MP, Former Congress President:
Can justice be expected from individuals who have written in support of the anti-agri laws?
This struggle will continue till the anti-farmer laws are withdrawn.
Jai Jawan Jai Kisan!
Secretary, Ministry of Health, via PIB India:
Government has been pro-active and pre-emptive in addressing the needs of vaccination in the country.
In May, 2020 a task force was setup to encourage indigenous research & development in vaccines, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics
Vaccine scenario in India:
110 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine are being procured from Serum Institute and 55 lakh doses of Covaxin vaccine from Bharat Biotech
Key principles for COVID19 vaccination:
Ensure people’s participation
Utilize the experience of elections & universal immunization program
No compromise of existing healthcare services
No compromise on scientific and regulatory norms
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
The concern expressed by the Supreme Court over the farmers’ protests is justified and welcome in the situation created by a stubborn government.
The decision to form a Committee to help find a solution is well-intentioned.
However, the composition of the four member committee is puzzling and sends contradictory signals
Attainment of the Divine depends on the intensity of longing and not on the time or qualification :
Pic Credit: Sri Sri