Addressing International Youth Day Event, Minister Anurag Thakur Highlights Youth Potential in Shaping a Sustainable World
Chennai, 12 August (City Times): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur, delivered an inspiring message on Saturday, emphasizing the immense potential harbored by youth worldwide to reshape the socio-political landscape of their nations and regions.
Thakur’s compelling address took place during an event commemorating ‘International Youth Day’ in Chennai, where the spotlight was cast on the theme for this year: ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World’.
Amidst the gathering, Minister Anurag Thakur proclaimed, “The energies of youth possess the transformative power to redefine the course of nations and regions. They stand as both custodians of our present and architects of our future.”
Expounding on the theme’s significance, Anurag Thakur remarked, “In the light of our global trajectory toward sustainability, the concept of ‘Green Skills for Youth’ gains paramount importance. Today’s young generation confronts unparalleled challenges stemming from climate change. By 2030, these young individuals will comprise a significant demographic, wielding their influence on a global scale, addressing issues ranging from poverty to environmental conservation.”
Thakur unveiled that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has effectively trained nearly 2 million young individuals, fostering their preparedness for forthcoming challenges and equipping them to assume pivotal roles across Asia.
We are dedicated to not only arming them with the tools needed to surmount future hurdles but also cultivating them into an influential driving force across the Asian landscape, he declared.
Marking the occasion, Minister Anurag Thakur passionately appealed to the youth to adopt a compelling cause, committing to bring about meaningful change in their chosen domains over the next quarter-century.
Each individual can choose a cause that tugs at their heartstrings, and from there, set forth a mission to effect change. Whether it’s a weekly, monthly, or yearly goal, each step toward your objective accumulates into a profound impact,” Thakur implored.
International Youth Day, observed annually on August 12 since the year 2000, stems from a United Nations resolution aimed at raising awareness about the pivotal role played by the world’s youth in shaping our collective future.