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PETALING JAYA: Various platforms and programmes initiated for youths showed that the government is aware of the importance to engage and listen to the aspiration of youths who are the future leaders of the country said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Admitting that the youths of today were better informed and knew what they wanted, the Deputy Prime Minister said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government
under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had worked tirelessly to prepare various programmes for the development of youths.
He said the tireless efforts of the Prime Minister to go down to the ground and meet various groups of people, including the youths, is a clear message that
what was sewed today would bear fruits for the future.
"Since the youths of today are smarter, better informed and know what they wanted, they can demand through various platforms that are made available for
them to seek what they wanted.
"We want to engage, because the Prime Minister wants us (government servants) to always be in touch and prove that the era where youths and the
government were miles apart, has past," he said when launching the National Youth Day celebrations here today.
He therefore urged youths in the country to enhance their skills and potential to showcase their ability in line with the government's aspiration to ensure a bright future for youths.
The youth day celebration is a recognition by the government, of the role played by youths, as partners for the development of the country, he said.
Also present were Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
The launch themed 'Ensure Tomorrow Is Better Than Today' (Jadikan Hari Esok Lebih Baik Dari Hari Ini) was held at the Sunway Pyramid and attended by about
The highlight of the launch today was a surprise cake cutting ceremony in conjunction with Muhyiddin's 65th birthday, today.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's Youth Day message was shown on a giant screen placed on the stage. - Bernama