Calling the youth the biggest strength of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, said the government was according highest priority to utilising their talent and energy in nation building.
Modi was addressing a gathering after distributing about 71,000 appointment letters among new recruits under the Rozgar Mela via video conferencing.
Welcoming complimented the new public servants, the prime minister reminded them that they were assuming this important responsibility in a very special time period i.e. Amrit Kaal. He highlighted their role in the country’s resolve to be a developed nation in the Amrit Kaal and asked them, as representatives of the central government, to understand their role and duties comprehensively and constantly focus on capacity-building.
Noting that over 70,000 youth were being given appointment letters in more than 45 cities in India which would result in a new era of happiness for so many families, Modi said, ”The Rozgar Mela of today is proof that the central government is working in mission mode to provide employment opportunities to the youth of the country.”
Throwing light on the Karmayogi Bharat technology platform that was launched today, the PM said the availability of many online courses for government officials on this platform would be a great source for their skill development as well as benefit them in the days to come.
He also touched upon the crisis created for the youth at the global level due to the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. He said in this difficult time also, experts around the world were optimistic about India’s growth trajectory. He quoted the experts to say that India has become a major force in the service sector and soon it would be the manufacturing hub of the world too.
While initiatives like the production-linked insurance (PLI) scheme would play a huge role in this, the main foundation would be the youth and the skilled manpower of the country. The PLI scheme was likely to create 60 lakh jobs, he informed.
Campaigns like Make in India, Vocal for local, and taking local, global, were creating new employment opportunities and self employment, he added. “Possibility of new jobs in both the government and the private sector is continuously increasing. More importantly, these opportunities are emerging for the youth in their own cities and villages. This has reduced the compulsion of migration for the youth and they are able to play their role in the development of their area,” he said.
The PM highlighted the new opportunities created by measures in sectors ranging from startup to self-employment and space to drone. Some 80,000 startups were providing the youth an opportunity to showcase their talent. Drones were being increasingly used in medicine, pesticide, and mapping in the Svamitva scheme and in the defence sector. This was creating new jobs for the youth, he said.
Remembering the launch of India’s first space rocket by the private sector a few days ago, Modi lauded the decision to open up the space sector thereby creating employment opportunities for India’s youth. He also gave the example of 35 crores plus Mudra loans that have been sanctioned.
He urged the new appointees to make the most of the new opportunities that were presented to them. He highlighted that these appointment letters were only the entry point that opened up a world of growth for them and urged them to become deserving candidates by learning from experience and from their seniors.