Attending the Yuva Sangam programme organized by the Union Ministry of Education at Soa University in Bhubaneswar on Saturday, Pradhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision is 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' . The purpose of this programme, students of different educational institutions will visit various places in different states and experience various facets of art, culture, life, and landmarks, he added.
As a part of Yuva Sangam-II programme, Rajasthan students have come to Odisha under the leadership of Rajasthan NIT, while Odia students visited Rajasthan under the leadership of IIT Bhubaneswar.Earlier, students from Sikkim came to NIT Rourkela in Yuva Sangam-I programme and the students of Odisha, led by NIT Rourkela, visited Sikkim, the Minister said.
Now, all the States and Union Territories of India have been added under this programme within four months. Around 2,500 young students are going to visit all the states of India. Due to this, the sense of unity, love and respect is increasing in the society, and this is the mantra of Ek Bharat, the Minister said.
The Union Education Ministry is committed to continue the Yuva Sangam programme. The students will be selected on the basis of competition once in every two months and the selected youngsters will be sent to the paired State for the exposure tour, Pradhan said adding that all arrangements will be borne by the Government of India.
The Union Minister said that the young friends from Rajasthan visited the Paradip Refinery in Odisha. The structure of this Paradip refinery shows the transformation of India. Similarly, the art of Raghurajpur is felt to be above all other art pieces from the world. The visiting students came to know about Pandit Utkalmani Gopbandhu Das who continued to serve the society despite his own child's ill health. Similarly, the experience and dedication of the students from Odisha who travelled to Rajasthan under Yuva Sangam and the youths of Rajasthan who travelled to Odisha was incredible, the Minister added.
Union Minister Pradhan also appealed to one and all to make efforts in order to make the country "Shreshtha Bharat" .
Pradhan further said that all our Indian languages are united and our unity is the strength of the country. The Prime Minister is trying to understand the nation's collective aspirations, unity and challenges by aligning itself with Ek Bharat - Shrestha Bharat. The visionary leadership of the Prime Minister has not only made India the fifth largest economy in the world but has left behind many developed nations. Today, Indian students can be safely rescued from abroad. In the next 25 years of 'Amrutkal', we will become responsible citizens of the whole world, he added, saying that time has come to remove Macaulay's system of education in the country.