'Study abroad, serve nation'

'Study abroad, serve nation'

Rahul regrets over youngsters veering away from agriculture

'Study abroad, serve nation'

There he is Rahul Gandhi disembarking at Mandakalli airport in Mysore on Friday. DH photo

The young General Secretary of All India Congress Committee, while replying to a question on brain drain, said youths going abroad should return to serve their motherland. 

He cited the example of Mahatma Gandhi who went to South Africa to study law and returned to serve the nation. He was participating in an interaction titled ‘Dream of youth for future India’ at St Mathais School during his maiden visit to the City.

Responding to a query on relevance of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kissan’ declaration in modern times, Rahul regretted that the present day young generation was veering away from agriculture. He, however, also stressed on active participation of youths in politics too. “Freedom is not an event to happen. It is a continuous process and you have to fight for it,” he said while replying to a question on freedom eluding Tibet.

Rahul suggested not to look for immediate solution for the inflation. He said it will take another six months for the fiscal condition to improve.

Corruption ubiquitous

Rahul also put posers to the audience. He asked a faculty from France as to what he doesn’t like in India. “Corruption,” came the reply only to be accepted with a rejoinder by Rahul, “It is ubiquitous.”  The faculty however said India could march ahead on the path of progress if it could tackle corruption effectively.

The audience was in chorus while saying that Gandhiji has vast influence on all of them. A total of 522 students took part in the interaction that lasted for over an hour. Elaborate security arrangements were made for the event with students undergoing security check and bio-metric cards issued by the college authorities.

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