In his Mann Ki Baat programme, Prime Minister Modi said, today, it is not that the youth is just watching sports, they are also looking at possibilities of getting associated with it. He said, now sports has begun to be discussed in every family.
Stressing on the need to accord permanence to this momentum, the Prime Minister said, at home or elsewhere, in villages or cities, the playgrounds must be full of activities. He asserted that it is only through collective endeavour of all that India can attain glorious heights in Sports.
Remembering Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary today, Mr. Modi, while referring to Indian Hockey teams’ performance in Tokyo Olympics, said, wherever Major Dhyan Chand ji’s soul must be at this moment, it must be feeling overjoyed since it was his hockey that brought glory to India in the whole world. And four decades later, the youth of India, once again infused vitality in Indian hockey.
The Prime Minister said the mind of the youth has undergone a transformation and today’s young minds, shunning obsolete, age-old methods and patterns and want to do something new altogether. They do not want to tread the ready-made beaten paths but want to carve out newer paths. In this context, Mr. Modi gave the example of how college students and young people working in the Universities and the private sector enthusiastically came forward, when India opened its Space Sector some time ago.
Mr. Modi expressed confidence that in the coming days, a large number of satellites will be of those developed by Indian youth. He added that similarly, now young people are moving away from family traditions and expressing the wish to do a startup and willing to take a risk. The Prime Minister said the startup culture is expanding even to smaller cities which is an indication of a bright future.