GOVERNOR DR Balram Jakhar has called upon the youth to use their immense energy to root out corruption and corrupt people from the system.
He also condemned the tendency to damage public property saying that public properties belong to all and by damaging them we are destroying our own resources.
The Governor was speaking at the inaugural function of the two-day programme being organised by local voluntary organisations Samarthan and Delhi-based Priya to mark their 10th and 25th foundation day respectively.
A seminar on the ‘Role of Youth in Development’ was organised during the inaugural session. If properly channelised, the energy of youth is like a whirlwind that could root out all bad things from the society and it should be used specifically for this purpose, he said.
Priya chairman Rajesh Tandon said the youth are losing faith over democracy and this is a very bad sign. He said personal prejudices should not interfere with decisions on public issues.
Rekha Gujre of the same organisation expressed concern over that the youth seem to be losing direction. The society should strive to give them proper direction of life, she added.
At the outset, Samarthan executive director Dr Yogesh Kumar welcomed the guests and Harsh Jaitley proposed vote of thanks. A documentary on the activities of Priya was also screened on the occasion.
In the second session, a symposium on ‘Millennium Development Goals in MP: Challenges and Opportunities’ was held. National Law Institute University director Dr Balraj Chouhan chaired it. Delegates working in the field participated in the symposium.
Later in evening, cultural programmes were organised at Samarthan’s office in Chuna Bhatti. On December 9, discussions on opportunities for voluntary action, local self-governance and community participation would be held at Samarthan’s office.