"No better time to be young than now": PM Modi to students in Bhutan
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the students of Bhutan and asked them to work hard and take the Himalayan nation to great heights.
"There is no better time to be young than now," said PM Modi as he addressed students of the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu this morning.
This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and first since he took over the second term in May this year.
"As Bhutan soars high in its endeavours, your 1.3 billion Indian friends will not just look on and cheer you with pride and happiness. They will partner you, share with you and learn from you," said PM Modi.
"The world today offers more opportunities than ever before. You have the power and potential to do extra-ordinary things, which will impact generations to come. Find your real calling and pursue it with full passion," said PM Modi as some of the university students in the large hall, in their traditional attire, nodded in agreement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke about the space dream of Bhutan and said that soon they will have their own satellite soon.
"It is even a matter of great happiness that young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers and innovators," said PM Modi, who was in a black half-sleeved jacket and white kurta.
Talking about fear of examination among the students, he mentioned about his book "Exam Warriors". "Can I tell you something? Much of what I wrote in Exam Warriors is influenced by the teachings of Lord Buddha, especially the importance of positivity, overcoming fear and living in oneness, be it with the present moment or with Mother Nature," said the Prime Minister.
He met with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Saturday, discussed steps to expand bilateral ties across sectors and signed 10 agreements, including in the field of space research, aviation, information technology, power and education.
PM Modi will return to India today evening.