LUCKNOW: Describing the youth as “invaluable wealth of the nation”, Union Minister Rajnath Singh today exhorted youngsters to contribute not only to country’s development but also help in “nation-building”.
Addressing a programme of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) here, the Union Home Minister said the country cannot develop without the participation of its 65 per cent population — referring to the people younger than 35 years of age.
“No country considers its youth a burden … Rather it considers them as contributors in development. Without getting their participation in development we cannot take the country to the heights that we want it to achieve,” he said.
Singh recalled his association with the ABVP and also invoked Swami Vivekanand to stress the need for youth to dedicate themselves towards national values.
He exhorted the youth to have patience towards the views of others. (AGENCIES)