Youths to shape India’s future: Pitroda
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Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 15:32
New Delhi: Youths are poised to play a vital role in shaping the future of India with an unique combination of progressive and "out of the box" thinking and traditional values, speakers participating at a youth forum meet said here today.

"There is no doubt in my mind that youth of India will be at the forefront of building a better future with the unique combination of progressive and out of box thinking and the traditional values," said Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations.

He was addressing the 'India Youth Forum 2012' at Jawaharlal Nehru University here Observing that the present generation is confronted with challenges arising of climate change, changing job markets, technological advances and alike, he said, "It is our duty to empower and equip with skills that help build resilience in the youth to face them."

Hailing the Indian youths for their competitive spirit, founding president of World Public Forum Vladimir Yakunin said, "India is an emerging nation which is seeing year on year growth...I also believe that this growth will continue by the remarkable way in which the youth of India compete with rest of the world."

Around 80 young activists from across the world participated in the meet titled 'A country of my dreams' with a mission to craft a new future through active campaigning and dialogue, the organisers said.


First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012, 15:32

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