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India must be Atmanirbhar in every sense of the word by 2022, says Vice President

The Vice President called for renewed focus on upgrading the skill sets of youth in order to realise the demographic dividend.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India must be Atmanirbhar in every sense of the word by 2022. In a Facebook post, Mr Naidu stressed that every citizen must have access to education, employment, health facilities, clean food and drinking water and good sanitation. He said, by 2022, there should be no homeless person in India.

The Vice President called for renewed focus on upgrading the skill sets of youth in order to realise the demographic dividend.

He said that we must work with renewed vigour and determination to eradicate poverty, end social and gender discrimination and eliminate corruption. He emphasized that Antyodaya and Sarvodaya must serve as the main principles of our journey forward.

Mr Naidu also paid his tributes to the unsung heroes of India’s struggle for independence on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day today.

He said, there is a need to recognize the contribution of the many unsung heroes who were very popular in their respective regions and whose countless acts of valour made the British quiver.

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