More than 150 Youth Parliamentarians chiselled their ideas to propel India into the next orbit at Budget Dialogues 2021, organised by National Youth Parliament Organisation on January 7 and 8. This digitally organised Youth Parliament was inaugurated by Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, on Thursday. As the Speaker-designate of the Budget Session, Kartikeya Goel, Founder and President of NYPO, set the tone for the deliberations: “As the youth forms around one-third of the population, I hope that at least ten percent of the budget would be allocated to departments that affect the youth, with the focus being on skill development and employment generation. Only then we can achieve our PM’s dream of being a 5 trillion-dollar economy.”
The Youth Parliamentarians have released a policy document on the State of Indian Economy and Outlook for 2020-21, followed by the traditional Halwa ceremony at the Press Club of India.
The programme culminated with a presentation of the consolidated budget for India by Rohan Mahajan, the Finance Minister-designate at the Budget Session. He summed up by saying, “Our budget shall not just expedite economic recovery, but also pave the way to make India a ‘Sone-ki-Chidiya’. The new growth trajectory determined in the youth budget ensures India becomes 4th largest economy leapfrogging Germany by 2024.”