He also stressed on the use of research and technology for finding solutions in all spheres.
The minister, who was speaking at the second convocation of The Assam Royal Global University, said: “Youth should not be just wealth creators; they should be employment creators too.”
Using knowledge and research, the youth can formulate the strengths and weaknesses of the society and devise solutions that can benefit the country, he stated.
The union minister also said that the youth, as “employment creators”, can fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat‘.
“There are problems faced by our rural and tribal areas and the agriculture sector. We need to use technology to find solutions,” Gadkari said.
The minister also emphasised on the need for strong leadership in all sectors for proper guidance and utilisation of resources.
“Conversion of knowledge into wealth is important. I also believe in conversion of waste into wealth. No person or material is waste. Leadership is needed to find out the potential,” he said.
Gadkari also exhorted the youth to work in an honest, accountable and transparent manner, and not be hesitant or slow in taking decisions and delivering assigned tasks.
(With inputs from PTI)