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MoS urges youths to take New India pledge

Friday, 15 September 2017 12:11
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Dimapur, September 14: Union Minister of State (IC) for Culture, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Mahesh Sharma today inaugurated the Exhibition on Quit India Movement & Sankalp Se Siddhi programme on "New India Movement 2017-22-We resolve to make" at NEZCC Centre here.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sharma recalled how the Indian freedom movement begun in 1857, followed by the launching of Satyagraha by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917, leading to mass Quit India Movement in 1942 and eventually attainment of Independence after five years.

Dr Sharma said in all the movements youths played a major role and now when India is celebrating 75 years of Quit India Movement this year and when India celebrates 75 years of Independence in 2022, the youth of the country have to take a pledge that in 5 years, they would get India free from poverty, filth, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism.

"Let's take the sankalp (pledge) today," he appealed to the youths adding that it is the youths who can bring change in India.

Stating that Nagaland is a border state, the MoS said that the responsibility of people in the state is more towards strengthening the youths and see that as India flourish and Nagaland flourishes. He also said Nagaland has got lots to lot and lots to deliver. 

On promoting Art and Culture in the state, Dr Sharma said the Centre has made it a zonal centre by an investment of Rs 23 crore.

The MoS also said that Nagaland has immense potentials in tourism industry.

Earlier, Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya administered the New India Pledge.

Parliamentary Secretary, Eshak Konyak also spoke on the occasion and highlighted several problems faced by the state.

The event was followed by a cultural programme participated by all Northeastern states.

(Page News Service)


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