Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 22
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the stellar performance of the Indian cricket team in Australia while explaining how “Young India” was transforming the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ with “instinct, action and reaction”.
Prime Minister Modi, while addressing the 18th convocation of Tezpur University in Assam through video conferencing, said today’s youth had a distinctive way of taking on challenges.
“The Indian cricket team faced so many challenges. They suffered crushing defeat yet recovered equally fast and won the next match. The players showed determination despite injuries. They took the challenge head on and looked for fresh solutions instead of getting frustrated by difficult conditions,” the Prime Minister said.
“There were inexperienced players but their morale was high and they grabbed the opportunity given to them. They overpowered a better team with their talent and temperament,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi stressed that the Indian Team’s 2-1 series win Down Under provided some vital life lessons to today’s generation as well.
“First, we should have faith and confidence in our ability; second, a positive mind set begets positive results. Third and the most important lesson is if one is facing two options — one safe and the other difficult — one must surely explore the option of victory,” PM explained.
“There is no harm in occasional failure and one should not refrain from taking risks. We need to be proactive and fearless. If we overcome the fear of failure and unnecessary pressure, we will emerge fearless. This new India — confident and dedicated to goals — is evident not only in the cricket field but all of you are part of this picture,” he added.