She said though there is a perception among some sections of people that politics in its present form does not attract educated youth, on the contrary, it is the twin force of politics and legislative affairs that articulate our national priorities and credible strategies to reflect them in our programmes and policies.

"We should, therefore, appreciate that as politics is an effective tool to shape the future of the people, it is necessary to change this perception," she said.

"Disenchantment among the youth towards politics should be removed as it limits their capacity to contribute purposely in the process of nation building,” the Speaker said.

She called upon the youth to join political process so that their boundless energy could be utilized in growth and prosperity of the nation. Kumar was having an interaction with the principals and students of Delhi University and Jamia Milia Islamia in the Parliament.

Stressing on the imperative of consolidation of democracy and democratic values across the country, Kumar said that the destiny of the nation depends upon how the youth participates and contributes in national affairs.

She also urged youngsters to be an effective channel for propagation of India's secular, inclusive and progressive image in the country and beyond its borders. “Youth should make every effort to carry the benefits of democracy to the poor and those who stand at the margins of the society,” Kumar said.


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