Govt willing to hand-hold young entrepreneurs: Modi

12 January, 2018

New Delhi/Greater Noida: The youth of today should become job creators and think out of the box, for which the government is willing to hand-hold them for setting up start-ups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

He also said that while patience was a virtue, it should not stop the youth from coming up with innovative ideas for the benefit of the country and society.

Addressing the students of Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida on the occasion of the inauguration of the 22nd National Youth Festival, Modi, via video-conferencing, said one had to make the beginning alone and if the person was committed to the path chosen, others would join him.

"Do not worry. Move ahead, take the first step. The government is with you," he said, referring to those youth planning to set up start-ups.

The prime minister assured them that they would not have to worry abut bank guarantees, loans and a heavy paper work as they would get all the help from the government.

"We will hand-hold you. Then, you yourself are capable of moving ahead," he told the gathering.

Referring to the Centre's Mudra scheme, Skill India and Startup India funds, Modi said there were enough platforms to help young entrepreneurs think out of the box and begin something new.

He also urged the people to make sports an integral part of their lives. Speaking on the occasion, Adityanath said only the youth could change the system with new innovations.

He added that the Indian youth had several ideas, which could be used for the welfare of the people.

Taking the name of Lord Rama and some religious leaders, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said all of them were young when they chose the path of people's welfare and attained spirituality.

"It is not important how long a person lives. How does he live his life and benefit the society is important. The youth is the symbol of the country's energy," he added.

Union minister and Gautam Buddha Nagar MP Mahesh Sharma was also present on the occasion among other dignitaries.  PTI