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Governance must address aspirations of youth: Jitendra

Governance in contemporary India must reflect the aspirations of the youth as the country on Monday has more than 65 per cent of its population which is below the age of 35 years, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said.

Addressing a meet of northeastern students organised by the state unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Singh said, “In contemporary India, governance must reflect youth aspirations, particularly when India today is the world’s youngest country with more than 65 per cent of its population below the age of 35 years.”

Singh, the MP from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir and MoS in PMO, said he hoped that whatever is the new government in the state, it would keep in mind the expectations of the youth while deciding on its priorities. As to the meet, he said it was a unique coincidence that students from eight northeastern states were sharing a platform with students in India’s northern-most state to commemorate the memory of two of the greatest youth icons of 20th century India, Swami Vivekananda and Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
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