Kandhamal: Braving heavy rain, thousands of young men and women assembled at the District Convention Center in Phulbani to celebrate International Youth Day with Dr. Achyuta Samanta, MP, Kandhamal on August 12, 2019.
Addressing the youth, Dr. Samanta said, “India has a huge opportunity by the virtue of being the youngest nation. The country can benefit from this demographic dividend only if the youth make it so. Otherwise, it will become a disaster.” He encouraged the youth to lead a life that first empowers them and then enables them to help others.
Citing examples from his own life, he said that one can get success if one makes continuous effort towards one’s duty. He emphasized on the role of parents and the duty of the children to look after the elders in the family. He talked about the huge potential of the youth in social service and encouraged them to spend a little time and energy to make their own community better.
On the occasion, Dr. Samanta also announced several developmental plans for the youth of Kandhamal and launched ‘AMA KANDHAMAL’, a specific youth campaign to empower youth and overall development of Kandhamal. He also announced that in September there would be a massive Job Fair to employ as many youths as possible. He announced skill development programs on various soft and hard skills. The youth present took a pledge to remain with him, take part in the developmental programmes and contribute to the overall development of Kandhamal.