Jaipur: Emphasising on the importance of building a sound character, Union Minister Rajnath Singh today said India has strong and rich cultural values and the youth of the country should take them forward.
“Today, youth is giving importance to education, money and other ways to ensure that they get power. But if they also work towards building a strong character, it would bring them amazing results,” the Home Minister said in his address at Mayo College in Ajmer on its 132nd annual function.
India is known for its rich cultural values and traditions… The youth should take them forward, he added.
Urging students to be ‘charitravan’ (virtuous), Rajnath said, “Character building was the real nation building as followed by Swami Vivekanand. Hence, character building should be the prime object in life.”
“We get mental satisfaction from knowledge, but satisfaction of soul comes from god,” he said.
Calling upon youth to dedicate their lives to the country, he gave the example of martyrs Chandrashekhar Azad and Ashfaqulla Khan and said, “Even today, our country gets united if anyone looks at it with an evil eye.”
Earlier in the day, the Home Minister landed at the Sanganer Airport here from where he took a chopper which landed at Mayo College ground around 1330 hrs.