The controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and the recently repealed farm laws were at the heart of discussions on the first day of the third edition of the India Youth Parliament hosted by Karnavati University at Uvarsad in Gandhinagar on Saturday.
During a discussion on agricultural laws, Union Minister for Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy Production, Parshottam Rupala, spoke about India’s first nanotechnology-based urea that is being made in Gujarat. âWith Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response and initiative, nanotechnology-based urea patented by Indian scientist, young man Ramesh Raliya from Rajasthan, USA, has been tested on 11,000 farmers. India’s first nanotechnology urea is made in Kalol, Gujarat. See how much of a change it will bring directly from trains carrying urea will now come in an automatic rickshaw and the farmer who would carry the bag on his shoulders will now keep it in his pocket, âRupala said while urging the young people to s ‘associate. with the times which change quickly, because the young person has the capacity to do everything but does not have the will to try.
âOne of many reasons for this is that they are told you won’t get a job after you graduate. But let me tell you, the purpose of education was not to get a job but to have knowledge of what a country is and what is going on around it. You need to study for the sake of knowledge and not for a job. You have the power to create and to effect change, âhe said. He also encouraged them to take an active interest in national affairs.
He also explained how the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) was partnered by PM Modi, which led to the development of nanourea. IFFCO has developed nanotechnology-based nano-urea in liquid form at the Kalol Nanotechnology Research Center (NBRC) using proprietary patented technology.
Speaking on agricultural laws, Supreme Court lawyer Vijay Sardana and member of the National Green Tribunal highlighted the role of young people in saving India’s future. âIf you say the Prime Minister repealed farm laws, the failure is yours, it is a collective failure. In a democracy, young people cannot say that Parliament will do it. If a farmer is being exploited, where was the youngster? The silence of the youth and the people would kill the future of the country.
Supporting the protests against farm laws and highlighting why there was a deep debate around farm laws, MP Amee Yajnik said, âFarm laws came from an ordinance. An ordinance is usually adopted in an emergency by the cabinet. However, there was no stakeholder consultation and instead the laws were forced on the farmers, who had a range of concerns about the law. Don’t settle for audible absorption. Young people of today, you follow your dreams and use social media, use this knowledge, sit down and delve into good and bad as well as your basic duties â
On the Citizenship Amendment Act, BJP national spokesperson Shazia Ilmi said, âYou have to cut the jargon and see what CAA is. There is a limit to fooling people and there is a limit to being fooled. There have been many rumors to mislead Muslims which have caused fear among them. Rather, the law aims to support minorities in other countries and give them refuge in India. We must beware of the propaganda that is being carried out to destabilize the Indian government. “
Earlier today, speaking at the inaugural session of the youth parliament, motivational speaker and spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Gnanvatsal Swami on Saturday suggested mobilizing young people to make Gujarat a dependency free state. âAssign a village to each youth to make it dependency free,â Swami said.
He also insisted on tackling other forms of drug addiction in today’s world. âAlong with drug addiction, digital devices are also a form of addiction. Facebook addiction disorder (FAD) and FOMO are forms of mental disorders that lead to other illnesses. So use them within limits. Also, follow self-control, âhe said.
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, State BJP Chairman CR Paatil, State Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Pradip Parmar and State Minister for Cooperation Jagdish Panchal were also present at the the inaugural ceremony.
CM Patel said it was encouraging to see the growing interest of young people in topics of national interest. âDemocracy came to India long before. But the future of Indian democracy is in the hands of students, of young people, tomorrow. Only if the youth of this country is Aatmanirbhar, the youth of the country will be Aatmanirbhar. Only young people can contribute to the development of a new India, âhe said.
Echoing similar views, Paatil also emphasized the power of young people. âTo prepare new leaders, the Youth Parliament of India needs to be organized from time to time. Young people today must understand the challenges of society and express their opinions. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during one of the Mann ki Baat sessions that such events should also be organized at the district level. Revolutions started with youth only. The PM put a lot of emphasis on the development of young people.