Youth are the soul of the country: Governor


Swami Vivekananda is an eternal inspiration

·         Youth are the driving force of the nation

·         Governor pays rich tributes to Swami Vivekananda

Hyderabad, Jan 12: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday termed the youth as the soul of the country.

She stated that the youth are the real driving force of the nation. Youth have the potential to make India a global leader, as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda, and self-reliant as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Governor was participating as the chief guest at the inaugural of the Yuvotsav-2021, organised as part of the 21st National Conference of the Student Company Secretaries on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, celebrated as the National Youth Day.

Exhorting the youth to believe in the power within them, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan told them not to give any room for despair in the face of adversities. March ahead with unshakable determination to realise your goals and make country proud.

“It pains me to know that some youngsters committing suicide over trivial reasons. Had they read Swami Vivekananda’s teachings, they would not have committed suicide, such is the thundering strength of his teachings,” she added.

Recalling her childhood memory when her father gifted her a book of Swami Vivekananda, the Governor said that since then she continued to get strength reading Swami ji’s teachings every day.

“I am now the Governor and whatever I am today, it is because that I get strength from Swamiji’s powerful teachings that inspire and motivate me to strive for excellence in whatever I do,” Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan added.

Referring to the demographic composition of our country, the Governor said that India is having unprecedented advantage at the moment as it has the largest young population in the world.

The Governor advised the youngsters to follow 3 H mantra-Think by Head, feel by Heart, and work by Hand.

The youth must have noble and lofty goals and work with strong will to realise their full potential.

The Yuvotsav-2021 was organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), where the Union Minister for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy, Moulana Azad National Urdu University in-charge vice-chancellor Prof. S M Rehmatullah, MLC N. Ramachander were the guests of honour.

ICSI national chairman C N Ashish Garg, South India Regional Council chairman C S Kannan, Hyderabad chapter chairman Palvai Vikram Reddy were among others who spoke on the occasion.

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