New Delhi: Anurag Thakur, the newly-appointed President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) assumed office today. Workers from different states felicitated him on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering in the BJP Central Office today Thakur said that he has been given this onerous and important responsibility by the party and he and his team will work with full dedication to ensure that he is able to discharge the responsibility successfully and justify the confidence reposed by the central leadership.
Anurag Thakur said that youth of the country is one of its precious resources. However, till date, no well-defined National Youth Policy has been formulated. He demanded that the Government should formulate a National Youth Policy so that the energy and enterprise of the youth could be effectively tapped and channelized towards the development of the nation.
Alluding to the conscious efforts being made by BJP to ensure maximum participation of youth in nation building, Thakur said that it is a matter of concern that today the parents want their children to become doctors, engineers, officers etc. but do not encourage them to join politics.
Thakur, 35, who is among the youngest BJP MPs in the Lok Sabha, said he will create awareness among the youth on problems such as the Maoist threat, price rise and corruption.
‘We will struggle against the anti-people policies of the Congress-led government and guard interests of the common man. We will also try to develop a spirit of sacrifice among the youth,’ he said.
Asked about the efforts of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who has made Indian Youth Congress an instrument of political change within the party, Thakur said the two parties had different working styles and ideologies.
‘We are not a person-centric party. It is not based on individuals. We believe in organisation and team work,’ he said.