Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday called upon the youth to contribute towards making India a prosperous and developed nation and a country where prosperity reaches each and every citizen.
While addressing a cultural festival, he said the next 25 years, Amrit Kaal is going to be the defining feature of India’s evolution as a developed nation.
He said that the 75 years of India as an independent nation have helped create a foundation, the fruits of which each one of us will enjoy in the coming years.
"It gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we got here, where we see ourselves in future," he said.
Goyal added that India is the mother of democracy and it was practised thousands of years ago in our country.
"The rich heritage we have all inherited has remained with us and will help us in the next 25 years as we prepare to celebrate India at 100," he added.
He also said in the last 8 years under the visionary leadership of PM Modi, the government has catered to all the essential needs of every single household in the country.
"In this context, he spoke about the government's initiatives of providing pukka homes, ensuring electricity, cooking gas connections, health, sanitation, financial inclusion and other such initiatives," he said.