Chennai/UNI: Observing that youths are India's growth engines and the whole world is looking at them, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the New Educational Policy or NEP ensures greater freedom for youths to take decisions according to evolving situations.
Delivering the 42nd Convocation of Anna University- the first Prime Minister to address in 70 years after India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru- Modi said, "We are lucky that you people will build your future along with India's future."
"Your growth is India's growth, your learning is India's learning, your future is India's future. Take every opportunity and make the best out of it," he said.
Stating that a strong government was not restrictive, but responsive, Modi said it will not move into every domain, but will limit itself and make space for people's talent.
Earlier there was a notion that a strong government means it should control everything and everyone.
"We have changed this. Strong government does not control everything and everyone. It controls the system. A strong government is not restrictive, but is responsive.
"A strong government does not move into every domain. It limits itself and makes space for people's talent. This is why you see reforms in all spheres and people have the freedom to make decisions on their own," Modi said.
The NEP ensures greater freedom for the youth to make decisions according to evolving situations, he added.