'Human resources plenty, progressive tag eluding'

Vishvamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike organises day-long leadership training workshop

Students and youth are the salt of our nation. Their participation in nation building is most important, said MLA Srinivasa Prasad.

He was addressing the students at felicitation to office-bearers of college students’ associations and leadership training workshop on ‘education-leadership’ organised by Vishvamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike, here on Wednesday.

“Our country has great culture. Philosophers, thinkers, religious leaders of India have been guides to the world in the field of science and education. There are people who dedicated themselves for betterment of our country,” he said.

Role models
Ahimsa of Gandhiji, is a great contribution to the world’s history. Principles of Buddha, Vivekananda, B R Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subash Chandra Bose are ideals to world. There is a need of such rational thinkers in the present society, he said.

India is a resourceful country. Human resource, natural resource and manpower are in plenty. But still India has not been able to succeed being a progressive country, he added.

Keeping apart the issues of caste, creed and religion, students and youth must work for and think for the welfare of the country. To be a leader, humanity is the first quality to be inculcated. It is the qualification more important than education. Being a good citizen first matters a lot to become a leader, Prasad said.

India does not lack leadership. There are times when people have sacrificed for sake of country’s progress. We lack those values in the present generation. They don’t know the real meaning of leadership. Country should be their first priority, he said.

Workshops and programmes related to leadership must be effective enough to shape the youth, he said.

“In the present scenario, we have people with narrow mind. Youth are the future citizens, who need to have no room for bitterness under any circumstances,” he added.

President of Penesia group of hospitals C Jayanna, president of Kalpatharu first PU college Jayaram Vittalapura, lecturer Madhurani Gowda, retired lecturer Venkobarao, State president of Vishvamanava Vidyarthi Yuva Vedike M J Suresh Gowda, district president Swamy Belavadi, journalist Ravindra Joshi, Suresh Mouri, N Manoj, Nandini and Renuka  were present.

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