Published On: Thu, Aug 17th, 2017

Every Indian needs to own dream of New India: Modi

New Delhi: Every one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Prime Minister interacted with 200 young entrepreneurs and listened to their ideas

Addressing a gathering of entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” conclave organised by the NITI Aayog, he said the government cannot afford to live under the false impression that it can run a big country like India without active contribution of its people.

“In our country, government may create a system but development is fuelled by efforts and sacrifices made by its people.

“I do not think that we can build New India merely through government schemes. Till the time 1.25 billion countrymen make the resolve, and have their job cut out for themselves to contribute towards New India, this dream will remain unfulfilled,” Modi said.

Earlier, the Prime Minister interacted with 200 young entrepreneurs and listened to their ideas.

Six groups of young entrepreneurs made presentations before Modi on themes such as ‘Soft Power: Incredible India 2.0’; ‘Education and Skill Development’; ‘Health and Nutrition’; ‘Energizing a Sustainable Tomorrow’; ‘Digital India’ and ‘New India by 2022’.

Modi assured them that he would explore the possibility of connecting them with the ministries concerned.

“For example those of you who are working on the digital platform, if you can offer time and sit with the government officials working on Digital India…. this would be a big contribution,” the Prime Minister said.

Modi said the people in the government are over 50-55 years old while the young entrepreneurs had fresh “younger than 30 years old” ideas.

“You people have a different worldview, you have enthusiasm, fervour, innovation. My effort is to incorporate these things with the government.

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