New Delhi,26th September 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of students during the G20 University Connect Program on September 20, 2023. The event, organized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), took place at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, and saw participation from over one lakh students representing 101 universities.
In his speech, Prime Minister Modi expressed his confidence in the youth, stating, “My vision for India’s future is embodied here in Bharat Mandapam. The world marvels at India’s role in the G20 event, but I am not surprised because when young people like you lead, success is inevitable.”
During the program, the Prime Minister also unveiled four books, with digital versions made available for access.
PM Modi’s Three Pledges to Youth
1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Prime Minister Modi called upon the students to actively participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), emphasizing the importance of cleanliness. He urged the youth to pledge their commitment to the campaign and contribute to its success. A nationwide program has been organized for October 1, and the Prime Minister urged students to join in.
2. Digital Transactions: The Prime Minister sought the support of students in promoting digital transactions. Seven individuals have been tasked with educating others on the process of digital transactions. By engaging in digital payments, the youth can contribute to the country’s digital transformation.
3. Vocal for Local: In line with the “Vocal for Local” initiative, PM Modi encouraged students to purchase “Made in India” products when shopping during festivals. Supporting local products can boost India’s economy and promote self-reliance.
Prime Minister Modi stressed that by embracing these three pledges, the youth can propel the nation forward on the path of rapid development in the global arena.
The G20 University Connect Program provided a platform for students to interact with the Prime Minister and engage in discussions about crucial issues and initiatives.