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February 8, 2018
Prez stresses on self-employment and entrepreneurship of youth
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday laid stress on self-employment and entrepreneurship, imparting skills, creating conducive ecosystem and encouraging youth to aspire as ‘job giver’ instead of ‘job-seeker’.
Inaugurating the ‘Economic Democracy Conclave’ organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Keshav Srushti at Uttan Village in neighbouring Thane district, the President called upon the Government and non-government agencies to impart skill training to empower and encourage enterprising youth.
Kovind expressed confidence that youth shall make best of opportunities created through government programmes and non-government facilities through NGOs, NBFCs, Media and they turn up to self-employment as a matter of choice, becoming ‘job-giver’ than job-seeker’.
Sharing his memories about his association with the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, the President heaped praise on its values of discipline, dutifulness, commitment and work culture. He also highlighted that the Mumbai, the financial capital and surrounding region host number of opportunities for all ranging from self-employed vendor to corporate industrialists.
The President exhorted the youth that they should play role in development of society and economy by utilising these opportunities.
“As voter awareness is done for building political democracy, similarly, there is also need to inform and inspire people of their socio political rights, policies and opportunities, particularly for the marginalised section of the society, “ Kovind said, as he attributed Dr Bababsaheb Ambedkar as founder of Economic Democracy in Modern India.
Emphasising that Socio-Economic Disparity must be dispelled and Socio-economic Democracy is essential to strengthen Political Democracy, the President said: All citizens must get socio-economic and political justice. Therefore, many programmes like – Jan-Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Stand-Up India and Start-Up India, have been initiated based on Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas and ‘Sabka Samman, Sabka Utthan’”.
Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said: “Our nation achieved political equality with the power of voting to all but our democracy can be strengthened only when financial and social equality too is achieved. This was dreamt by BharatRatna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and we are marching forward in that direction”.
“After 70 years of independence, with all such schemes we have opened up the doors of banks for the masses, which were earlier limited to only classes. This is enabling every citizen to stand on his own feet and be independent. This is the true meaning of empowerment,” Fadnavis said.
‘Economic Democracy Conclave’ is a first of its kind initiative organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, at Keshav Srushti, Uttan Village in Thane. Vice-Chairman of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe welcomed Chief Guest and dignitaries including First Lady of India Smt Savita Kovind and Maharashtra Govenor Ch Vidyasagar.
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