‘Yuvam’ conclave in Therava, Kerala
Addressing the ‘Yuvam’ conclave in Therava, Kerala on 24 April, 2023 PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “The vibrancy of any mission depends on the vibrancy of the youth. This vibrancy and energy often increase when I interact with the youth of Kerala.” He stated the importance of the role of youth in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ and congratulated the youth of Kerala for organizing an event at such a large scale. Before addressing the Yuvam conclave, PM Modi also held a roadshow which received massive public support and enthusiasm.
Citing the names of eminent personalities like VP Appu Kottan Poduwal, Nambi Narayan, and CI Isaac among others, PM Shri Modi said that “the youth continue to be inspired by them.” He added that India’s renaissance and social reformation were led by great personalities such as Adi Shankaracharya and Narayan Guru. During our freedom struggle, freedom fighters such as K Kelappan, K Kumar, NK Damodaran Nair among others played a huge role in winning India’s freedom. Attributing their role PM Modi stated, “I am happy that the youth of Kerala today are following in their footsteps.”
Shri Modi reiterated how everybody across the globe is calling this century as India’s century, how the perception of nothing will change in India has now transformed into an India promoting Startup India, Stand up India, and Atmanirbhar Bharat and how India has transformed from a ‘fragile five’ to being the ‘fifth largest economy’ in the world.
Shri Modi stated, “All these achievements are incomplete without the contribution of the youth who will continue to lead India towards progress and development. The youth today is also taking up responsibilities to solve global problems.”
During India’s G20 Presidency, various meetings including the Sherpa Summit at Kumarakom, and the health working group meeting in Thiruvananthapuram saw tremendous participation of the youth showcasing professionalism of the highest level by the people of Kerala.
The PM said, “The BJP and the youth of this country have a similar wavelength. We bring reforms and the youth brings results enabling a successful youth-led partnership and change.
He added that in all the sectors which were completely ridden with scams during the Congress-led government, the BJP-led NDA government, through its effective governance, has brought reforms. “We brought reforms in the space, defence and PLI sectors making India Atmanirbhar promoting opportunities for our youth,” he stated. Shri Modi said, “The youth of Kerala is aware that only through infrastructure creation, industrial expansion, creation of job opportunities and expansion of tourism will occur.” The government through its initiatives be it the Kochi Metro or the launch of the First Vande Bharat in Kerala or the creation of airport infrastructure in Kannur has always envisaged the creation of infrastructure facilitating growth and development.
PM flags off Kerala’s first Vande Bharat Express
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 25 April flagged off Kerala’s first Vande Bharat Express between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargod at Thiruvananthapuram Central Station. Upon arriving at the venue, the Prime Minister inspected the Thiruvananthapuram – Kasargod Vande Bharat Express and also interacted with children as well as with the train’s crew. The train will cover 11 districts namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod.