New Delhi- Describing the Modi government’s policies on terrorism as decisive, the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur said on Friday that since the abrogation of Article-370, tricolor is hoisted in every street of Kashmir.
Thakur, who is also Union Minister for Youth and Sports, made these remarks in the “Youth Dialogue, India @ 2047 Program” organized at Agartala, Tripura on Friday, an official spokesperson said.
The Union Minister said that in the last eight years, the government took clear action by adopting a decisive policy against terrorism. He said that separatism has also been defeated.
“There has been a reduction of 89% in insurgency in the North East. Today AFSPA has been withdrawn from most of the areas. Record peace agreements have been made,” Thakur said.
“Similarly, Article 370 was abolished in Jammu and Kashmir where at one time terrorists did not allow the tricolor to be hoisted. Today the tricolor is hoisted in every street of Kashmir. The dream of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat is coming true now,” he added.
Giving information about the Youth-20 being organized under the G20, the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister said that only youth can fulfil Swami Vivekananda’s dream of making India a Vishwaguru in the 21st century.
“One Narendra is fulfilling the dreams of another Narendra (Swami Vivekananda). Under the leadership of Modi ji, India is on the path of becoming a Vishwaguru and the presidency of the G20 is a reflection of this. The G20 is a platform from which India can project its glorious history and its art-culture and literature,” he said.
Describing the youth as the architect of future India, Thakur said, “Our youth have to decide what India of the future will be like. Climate change affects our farmers and everyone else . What is to be done to do with the melting glaciers and climate change is all up to our youth”.
At the end of the program, the Union Minister called upon all the youth to become change agents.
“Always remember, ‘Ballot is more powerful than bullet’. Let’s take the country forward together. Always move forward in life, never despair. Let’s work together as a team”. he added.
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