World bows its head before our youth - Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, October 6. Over 50,000 young girls and boys recited National Song Vande Matram with much enthusiasm and passion in august presence of Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday at Jan Path in Jaipur. Entire surroundings got drenched in national fervor and patriotism when 120 sitar players gave a synchronized performance directed by Shri Vikram Hazara. Everybody present was overwhelmed during this show. Addressing the youth present on the occasion of this performance titled 'Vande Matram- Voice of Unity' organized as a part of Hindu Spiritual And Service Fair-Jaipur 2015, the CM said that this song is a medium of national integration. She called upon the young generation to adopt the spirit of this National Song and take the nation forward amongst top progressing countries. Smt. Raje said that recently several measures had been taken which resulted in the increased credibility of our country in the world and it bowed its head before us. With its skills and merit the new generation had brought a good name to India. She hoped that this trend would continue. Our nation is safe in the present young generation, she said. The CM said that in 2003 an international survey conducted through 155 countries found Vande Matram to be the second most popular song in the world. This was matter of pride for every citizen of the country, she said. On this occasion, she administered an oath of conserving nature by way of saving trees, serving deities like Nag, Gaumata, Ganga Mata, Dharati Mata and honouring teachers, women, our parents and the national heroes.
The Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Colonel (Retd) Rajyavarddhan Singh Rathore called upon the youth to set goals in their lives and follow ideals of great people. He said that the CM created an important space for herself in the men's world. "She is an icon for the youth of the state and we all get inspirations from her personality," he said. Colonel Rathore said that he would feel encouraged meeting young people and the unlimited energy they carry. He said that our country got freedom after many hardships and we should remain committed for service to the nation to keep it forever. He urged the young people to carry forward and propagate delightful Indian culture using social media and Internet. Prior to this, patron of the event Shri Gunavant Singh Kothari said that with the aim of attracting young generation towards volunteerism the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair-Jaipur 2015 would be organized between October 8 and 11 at Investment Grounds. About 250 institutions would participate in this event. He gave a detailed account of services being offered by the organizer. Programme Convener Shri Anurag Bhardwaj, Co-convener Shri Shashikant Singhvi, Dr. Subhash Bapna of Jaipur Foundation and other office-bearers of organizing committee welcomed the guests. Several public representatives, dignitaries, senior police and administrative officials were also present during the event.