Youth need to play more pivotal role in progress of India

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New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) United Nations Information Centre and WomenPowerConnect today organised a programme, ''Role of Youth in Progress and Development'' to mark the International Youth day here today.

More than 100 students from different colleges of Delhi joined the programme and later had a panel discussion with the speakers.

The speakers on the occassion stressed on the need for making 'Youth Networks' to enhance the role of youth in progress and development.

''There is less participation of qualified people in politics and national development due to which we are seeing bundles of cash being spangled in Parliament. Leaders and bureaucrates should be made accountable,'' said Rahul Singh Bhadoria, President, Nau Jawan Kisan Manch.

''Unique advantage of the youth population is their educational skills and talent. If we can enhance it, India will be a global power,'' he added.

Dr Shikha Sharma, a member of Young Indian said, ''Youth are hopeful, energetic and without any baggage of the past. They need not follow leaders.

''Just think about yourself and things start happening. In the process of discovering yourself you should leave a mark which influenes your environment,'' she added.

President of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) Amrita Bahri said ''it was only youth'' which was contributing to the development of the country.

''There has to be a begining of the revolution. That is what DUSU did by initiating the anti-smoking campaign,'' she added.

''Youth has a pioneering role in building nation. We need to channelise their energies,'' said Sarita Seethi of WomenPowerConnect.


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