New Delhi, Jan 28 : Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, asked the youth of the country to seek adventure and test their limits, not just academically but in all spheres of their personality development.
Addressing at the 59th Republic Day Rally of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), here today, Dr. Singh said, "The NCC inculcates among youth the enduring values of our Republic, our civilization and our composite culture. This provides an inspiring example of smartness, cheerfulness and team effort."
"You are bound together by the commonalities of our diverse faiths and the human values, which the Indian identity so majestically expresses. The bright young men and women of the NCC display the promise and hope of India to address the challenges facing our ancient civilization and modern nation," he added.
Dr. Singh said that it is a matter of great prides that the NCC has come forward and discharged its duties with efficiency and effectiveness.
"The spirit of the NCC needs to be replicated in many spheres of our society to bring about constructive social changes. The involvement of youth in a wide variety of nations building activities will be a key determinant of our success," he said, adding that, "I am confident that your legacy of dedicated service will inspire more and more students to join the NCC for serving the nation".
"Our Government is encouraging youth movements that contribute to social and human development. We are going to support youth programmes that enable young people to get involved in spreading literacy, in rural development and other constructive avenues. The Nehru Yuvak Kendras have also been ctivated," he said.
Dr. Singh also said, discipline and determination are the defining attributes of any society, which has made a mark in history. As we register unprecedented progress in the economic field we need to imbibe discipline and develop character more vigorously.
He later said, "The NCC represents a movement for peace and constructive engagement for building an India where youth can play a more positive role for the cause of society and our nation."