STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that 2020-India’s biggest asset is its youth resource. Addressing Student Parliament of reputed Hindu College, as Chief Guest at the College Annual Conclave ‘Vaktavya 2020’, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set before us the goal of 5 trillion US dollar economy. He said that confidence to achieve this goal is inspired by the energy, potential and capability of youth, who comprise more than 65 per cent of India’s population today, which makes India one of the biggest youth resource pools in the world. While observing that the present generation of youth was born at a time when India is on the verge of emerging on the top, Dr Jitendra Singh said that difference between youth of present generation and youth of his generation is that, when he was a student, India enjoyed very little recognition in the outside world, but for today’s youth as a student, the greatest advantage is that India today is the essential nucleus of contemporary world. Describing today’s youth as the privileged Start-Ups of Global India and the torch-bearers of Modi’s New India, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the best way one can serve the country and the best way of being of optimum utility for the country is to have a commitment, focus and sincerity of purpose in whatever pursuit each one of us is engaged. This, he said, comes when one realises esteem of doing what one is doing and develops passion or ‘Junoon’ for doing what one is doing. While it is important to focus on one’s career building, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the optimal outcomes remain under-achieved if aptitude is overtaken by career. It is, therefore, at the first instance, important for each one of us to realise what one is best at doing and what one enjoys doing the most, he added.
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