Addressing a function at a local school, the minister felt that the youngsters should be given a chance to excel and the beginning for this must be made from schools. He said youth should differentiate between good and bad with a view to building nation and a healthy society.
Pointing out that India had a large young population, he said a number of youth icons of India had made a mark for themselves at the global level. “Be it education or sports, the Indian youth is already a name to reckon with. It is a must that besides education, youngsters should acquire skills in different trades,” he added.
Underlining the need of youth empowerment, he said success in real terms for youth could only be considered when they become capable of differentiating between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in life. He also urged the youth to ensure their contribution in the development of mankind, society and the country.