Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday conferred the National Youth Awards for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Commemorating the International Youth Day 2021, Thakur additionally felicitated 10 entrepreneur groups of the agri-enterprise problem SOLVED (Social Objectives-Led Volunteer Enterprise Development).
Department of Youth Affairs Secretary Usha Sharma and Joint Secretary Asit Singh, together with UN Resident Coordinator Deirde Boyd had been additionally current.
Speaking on the award ceremony, Thakur mentioned, “International Youth Day is not just a day on the calendar. The youth of India, while being the future of India, is more importantly India’s present. They are the drivers of ideas and innovation in this age of AI – ‘AatmaNirbhar Innovation’.
“This year, the International Youth Day theme focuses on transforming food systems; youth engagement is key to this transformation. Agri-tech innovations led by the youth are driving new emerging trends in this sector. The success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people. The government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has prioritised various initiatives towards professional education, skilling, startup funding for our young citizens,” Thakur mentioned.
Speaking on the event, Boyd mentioned younger individuals have energy to impact change, and have contemporary and progressive concepts for the progress of a rustic. She added that younger individuals the world over play a essential function in sustainable improvement.