Narendra Modi connects with youth

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 12:21 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IBNS) Pitching himself as the youth leader of India, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said speed is the need of the hour and urged the youth to make India a global brand overcoming the sense of despair in the nation at the moment.

"The country is in the middle of a despair. Many are giving up and want to escape the country. But I think differently. I can say from experience in Gujarat that the same people made it possible to move forward," said Modi delivering his much awaited speech at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).

He said once India was known as a country of snake charmers but now it is a nation of mouse charmers as he shared his anecdotes of foreign visits where he painted India differently.

He said he divided Gujarat into three sectors- agriculture, industry and service- so that one can fall back on another

"I am not one for despair, I think positiviely," he said urging the youth to be on the forefront following the ideals of Swami Vivekananda.

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