Govt will hand-hold you, PM Modi tells youth

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inaugural ceremony of 22nd National Youth Festival - 2018 via video conference, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inaugural ceremony of 22nd National Youth Festival – 2018 via video conference, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 22nd National Youth Festival in Greater Noida via a video link on Friday morning. The five-day festival was inaugurated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, who is hailed as the youth icon of India.

In his address to the students of the Gautam Buddha University, the Prime Minister urged the youth to become job creators and think out of the box. He said that the government was willing to hand-hold them for setting up start-ups.

“Do not worry. Move ahead, take the first step. The government is with you,” the Prime Minister assured.

Giving more details, the prime minister told the youth to not worry abut bank guarantees, loans and heavy paper work.

“We will hand-hold you. Then, you are yourself capable of moving ahead,” he told the gathering.

We should create an India that our freedom fighters dreamt of, he added.

He also said that while patience was a virtue, it should not stop the youth from coming up with innovative ideas for the benefit of the country and society.

Praising the Indian youth, PM Modi said that they are able to think out of the box because they have an innovative zeal within them.

Referring to the Centre’s Mudra scheme, Skill India and Startup India funds, Modi said there were enough platforms to help young entrepreneurs.

He also called for holding mock parliaments to encourage the spirit of discussion among the youth and urged the people to make sports an integral part of their lives.