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'Rozgar Mela an endeavour to empower youth': PM Modi distributes appointment letters to new recruits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday distributed 71,000 appointment letters to new recruits as part of the Union government's Rozgar Mela.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses the 'Rozgar Mela' in Jammu and Kashmir in October. (Photo: PTI)

By India Today Web Desk: Rozgar Mela is our endeavour to empower youth and make them the catalyst in national development, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday as he distributed 71,000 appointment letters to new recruits via video conferencing.

The prime minister's office said the employment fair is a step towards fulfilling his commitment to according highest priority to employment generation, and it is expected to be a catalyst in creating more jobs and providing meaningful opportunities to the youth.

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Addressing the new recruits, PM Modi said, "Today, more than 71,000 youths are being given appointment letters in 45 cities. This will bring happiness to the homes of thousands of people. Last month, on the occasion of Dhanteras, 75,000 youths were given appointment letters."

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"This huge Rozgar Mela shows how the government is working in mission mode to provide jobs," he said.

The prime minister further pointed out that India has emerged as a huge power in the world in service export. As per experts, India is on the path to becoming the manufacturing house of the world, he said.

Physical copies of appointment letters were handed over at 45 locations across the country, except Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where the Model Code of Conduct is in force.

The initiative was launched in October where appointment letters were handed over to 75,000 people. PM Modi had asked various government departments and ministries to undertake the recruitment of 10 lakh people on a mission mode in the next year and a half.

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