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Manipur Governor launches Prime Minister’s ‘Vikshit Bharat@2047-Voice of Youth’ Vision

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Manipur Governor launches Prime Minister’s ‘Vikshit Bharat@2047-Voice of Youth’ Vision

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched ‘Viksit Bharat @2047: Voice of Youth’ via video conferencing today. During the program, Prime Minister Modi addressed the Vice Chancellors of Universities, Heads of Institutes and faculty members in workshops organized at Raj Bhavans across the country to mark the beginning of this initiative.
In Manipur, the event was organized at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan where Governor of Manipur Miss Anusuiya Uikey led to witness the speech of the Prime Minister along with Education Minister Th. Basanta Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellors, Directors and heads of universities and other higher educational institutions in the State.
Addressing the event today, PM Modi said, “Today is a very important day regarding the resolutions of a developed India. I would like to especially congratulate all the Governors who have organized this workshop related to building a developed India. Today every person, every institution, and every organization has to move forward with the pledge that whatever I do should be for a developed India. The focus of your goals and your resolutions should be only on developed India,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister asserted a strong and empowered society gets created only when the citizens think in the interest of the country, only when they think about the welfare of the country. He believes that ‘Jan Bhagidari’ is such a mantra through which even the biggest resolutions can be accomplished. “Be it ‘Digital India’, ‘Vocal for Local’ or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, we have all seen the power of ‘Sabka Prayas’.
After the Prime Minister’s speech, panel discussions were held on three topics namely- Empowered Indians, Thriving and Sustainable Economy and Innovation, Science and Technology.
On Empowered Indians, experts from Manipur University of Culture and Bir Tikendrajit University expressed their views on how the citizens especially the youths can be empowered by enhancing knowledge and its application towards building a strong and developed nation. On Thriving and Sustainable Economy, experts from Manipur University and Dhanamanjuri University opined for tapping and channelizing resources which can bring about sustainable economic prosperity towards making India a developed nation by 2047. On Innovation, Science and Technology, expert from Central Agricultural University advocated the need to develop and introduce new technologies in agricultural sector so as to increase productivity.
Expert from Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) opined to develop innovative ideas in Science and Technology so that products can be manufactured directly instead of importing from other countries and assembling it in India.
Speaking after the discussion sessions, Governor of Manipur Miss Anusuiya Uikey said, Indian policy makers today have a new clear goal. Because our Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech has set the vision and goal of making India a developed nation in the next 25 years by the time we celebrate 100 years of independence in the year 2047. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day, the Prime Minister had announced that India will achieve the status of a developed country by the year 2047. He made this claim on the basis of the country’s potential, available resources and especially the strength of the youth. The next five years are an important “golden opportunity” to realize this aspiration.
Governor continued that our country is currently at a turning point and has the potential to shape the new world order emerging after the Covid pandemic. She further said that Vision India/2047 is a project launched by NITI Aayog to prepare a blueprint for India’s development in the next 25 years. The project aims to make India a global leader in innovation and technology, which will also be a model country in terms of human development and social welfare and a strong advocate of environmental sustainability. Our country is a country of youth because 20 percent of the world’s youth are in our country. Our youth today are energetic, enthusiastic and are going to be the citizens who will shape India for 2047 and their views will be most relevant in creating a vision for a developing India-2047.
Governor stated that Developed India is a huge opportunity for them. Therefore, it is important that college and university students should participate enthusiastically and in large numbers in Ideas from Youth for Developed India 2047. It is also noteworthy that the suggestions of 10 best youth presenting excellent ideas will be honoured. In this, work can be done by holding workshops in universities and colleges, spreading publicity in social media, putting up banners, posters and stands.
Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Vice Chancellor, Manipur University, Professor N. Rajmuhon Singh, Vice Chancellor, DM University, Prof. P. Gunindro Singh, VC, Manipur University of Culture, Prof. AK. Choudhary, VC, Bir Tikendrajit University, Prof. L. Nabakumar Singh, Acting-Dean, Central Agricultural University, Prof. K. Bhaskar, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Dr. P.A. Stewart, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College (Autonomous), Maram, research scholars and students attended the programme.

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