MP Varun Gandhi visits Amity University, Noida for "Ideas for New India” leadership seminar

Jayita Ekka updated on : 14 Aug 2015

The present century is about three things-Ideas, Institutions and Individuals. - Varun Gandhi

Member of Parliament, Shri Varun Gandhi addressed the students of Amity University, Noida at the "Ideas for New India” seminar recently. He proposed that Governance should be decentralized in India, saying, “One person taking care of millions of people in a Constituency may or may not be capable enough to do so, therefore people need to come forward and get involved in the societal affairs. In 2015, we are talking about individuals and not Institutions. We need to impose faith in ourselves and think ways to make difference to the society. With vigilant Judiciary and Media, people of the country are looking forward to new and vibrant voices of the youth, who are capable enough to change even the policies in the country.”

He added, “India is straddling between two times zones-17th century and 21st century and there is no socio-economic bridge between the two which is leading to chaos and confusion in the country. India needs to have a vibrant citizenry where a normal citizen has the power to question the State and challenge its decisions; he should have a stake in the State.”

Motivating the youth, he said, “The present century is about three things-Ideas, Institutions and Individuals. Dozens of entrepreneurs, now, are coming up with new ideas and are getting funding from various sources. Young entrepreneurs don’t need money to make money; all they need is an idea.” He called upon students to bet on them and their big ideas, which will make their voice heard tomorrow.

 Shri Varun Gandhi rued the fact that in India, there is no continuity in Politics, people are still voting in the name of “Caste” and “Religion” and very few are interested in knowing the vision of a Candidate. He stressed, “Feudalism is not over inIndia; its rife and running in the blood of people. 99.9% of the Parliamentarians are children of dead or retired politicians and there are very few people who are there because of their capabilities or great vision.”

Dr. Aseem Chauhan - Chancellor, Amity University, Rajasthan, Dr. Gurinder Singh - Amity Group Additional Vice Chancellor & Director General, Amity International Business School were also present at the Leadership seminar. The lecture was attended by hundreds of students along with Heads of Institutions/Departments, faculty members and staff of Amity University. 

Source: Ayushi Gupta, HT Campus Specialist

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