Guwahati: Union ports, shipping & waterways and Ayush minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the Uddipana award ceremony at Dibrugarh on Saturday during the Sonowal Kachari youth & cultural festival. Handing over Uddipana awards to Mousum Sonowal (Dibrugarh), Panchami Sonowal, Ditimani Sonowal (Dhemaji), Sania Dekari and Tanmay Sonowal (Tinsukia) making significant achievement in their respective fields, Sonowal also released a book titled ‘Sonowal Sambhar’, published on the occasion of Sonowal Kachari festival, in the program.
Organised by Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council, the festival is aimed to highlight various welfare activities for protection, education and skill development for youth so that they become economically independent and active agents of the process of nation building. Sonowal appreciated the initiative to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Sonowal Kachari community and share it with the wider audience.
“We all acknowledge the unwavering commitment and handwork of youth of India is behind India’s success as a global start up hub. As India embarks on its auspicious journey of Amrit Kaal, it’s a moment to make new commitments. The young generation of Assam and India should serve as a robust connection between a splendid history and a magnificent future. The potential to succeed lies within you. You must have faith that you can accomplish anything,” said Sonowal.
On the role of youth in nation building, Sonowal stated that today’s young generation is spearheading a fresh wave of innovation, incubation, and start-ups in India. Through their diligent efforts, India has emerged as one of the top three countries in the global start-up ecosystem. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has witnessed a significant surge in the number of patents filed annually, reaching a remarkable figure of 15,000 from a mere 4,000 in 2014, added Sonowal.