Political dynasties major cause of corruption in public life, says PM Modi


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on Tuesday that political dynasties are the major cause of corruption in public life and urged the youth of the country to join politics and fight such trends. The PM was addressing the valedictory function of the second National Youth Parliament Festival at the Central Hall of Parliament.

PM Modi said “dynasty politics gives rise to incapability and dictatorship in a democratic setup as such people work towards saving the politics of family and family in politics.” 

The Prime Minister, exhorted youth to contribute selflessly and constructively in politics and said that today, honest people are getting the opportunity to serve the nation. This is changing the old notion of politics as a site of unscrupulous activities. Today, honesty and performance have become the need of the hour,” he said.

The PM dwelled at length on the politics of dynasty. He said corruption has become a burden on the people. Dynasty’s legacy was corruption. He called upon the youth to root out the dynastic system in our politics and public life.

“The days of winning election by the crutches of a surname are over. Still this malaise of dynastic politics is far from over. Political dynasty promotes self and family instead of pushing nation first. This is a major cause of social corruption in India”, the PM said.

The PM, at the event, heard the views of the three young national winners of the Festival. Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Education Minister and Union MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports were also present.

Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary, the Prime Minister said even with the passage of time, impact and influence of Swami Vivekananda remained intact in our national life. His views on nationalism and nation-building and his teaching regarding serving the people and serving the world continued to inspire us. The Prime Minister talked about Swamiji’s contributions to individuals and institutions. Individuals came in contact of Swami Vivekananda and created institutions and they in turn created new institution-builders. This started a virtuous cycle of individual development to institution-building and vice versa.

“This is a huge strength of India as the Prime Minister outlined the links between the individual entrepreneurship and great companies. He also asked the youth to take advantage of the flexibility and innovative learning format provided by the recent National Education Policy. We are trying to create an ecosystem in the country, the absence of which often compels the youth to look towards foreign shores,” the Prime Minister said. 

The PM stressed that it was Swami Vivekananda who recognized confident, clear-hearted, fearless and courageous youth as the foundation of the nation.

Modi presented the mantras of Swami Vivekananda for youth. For Physical fitness it is ‘Muscles of Iron and Nerves of Steel’; for personality development, it is ‘Believe in Yourself’; for leadership and teamwork Swamiji said ‘’Believe in All’, the PM noted.

Giving an example of the reconstruction work in the aftermath of Bhuj earthquake, the PM told the youth that a society that learns to make their own path in calamity, writes its own destiny. “Therefore, all of 130crore Indians are writing their own destiny today.” The PM said that each and every effort, innovation, honest pledge by today’s youth is laying a strong foundation for our future. –IHN-NN


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