“We will evolve into a fair and just society if the power of the youth is channelised in the right direction,” N. Dharam Singh, MP, has said.

“It is easy to see that the youth are upset with today’s politics and governance and are angry about corruption. They should focus on changing the system by getting involved in it, rather than standing at a distance and cursing it,” he said here on Friday at the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

He said Swami Vivekananda achieved great things in his life. Mr. Singh cited examples to show how he simplified mystic philosophies and led the youth into social service by establishing the Ramakrishna Mission. He said that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government had set up a museum in Belgaum in 2005 in memory of the philosopher’s visit to that city.

P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said the amendment to Article 371-J would ensure admission for the local youth in higher educational institutions and them government jobs. He urged the government to set up a national-level vocational skill training centre to help local youth compete with those from other parts of the State.