Underlining the role of youth in nation building, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said that it was youth who in coming 15-20 years will have to shoulder this country and make it stronger.
Speaking at the NSS Camp at JSS Pharmacy College on Thursday, Randeep stressed the need for unity to develop India as a formidable nation. “Our strength lies in unity if we need to take off as a strong nation in coming 15 years. We are a nation of 125 crore people. Let this figure not be only on papers. India should appear as a formidable force to foreign countries and monolithic unity is the only way to form it,” he said.
Randeep added that monolithic doesn’t mean we should forget our cultural and regional identities but follow the unity in diversity concept. He told that youth may face tremendous challenges as evident by a lot of divisive forces working against the nation’s interest. But, he added, youth has have to overcome these hurdles and never succumb to such forces. He urged the youth to be good models for future generation.
“I get disappointed when a see on television youth indulging in stone pelting, participating in riots,” he said.
Encouraging participants to develop never give up attitude, Randeep asked them to look at the achievers whenever they doubt their ability. Most of the achievers have come from remotest places and it was hard work that helped them achieve what they aimed. “If they can achieve greater heights despite all the odds, why can’t you. You enjoy all the facilities that the people in rural areas cannot,” Randeep said.
Commenting on conducting of NSS camps he said that national integration programmes like this were essential to ensure that we as a nation survive the forces of disintegration.
Executive Secretary, JSS Vidyapeetha Dr C G Betsurmath, Registrar JSS University Dr B Manjunat, Regional Director, Regional Directorate of NSS A N Pujar and Principal Dr Parthasarthi were present.