PUCHONG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday urged the young people to be involved in volunteerism activities to help strengthen their identity.
He said the government was confident that young people could be moulded into a group that would bring the country to a higher level.
“Much has been done for the young people because we believe that if we can initiate them in efforts that are concrete, holistic and equipped with products and themes that are close to their soul, then they will become the group that brings success to the nation,” he said.
Najib said this when officiating the iM4U Sentral in Puchong, here which is poised to become a youth development hub by placing facilities for volunteerism, human capital and sports activities.
Also present were Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar as iM4U mentor.
Najib also stressed on the aspect of sincerity to be practised by the young people by not hoping for monetary rewards as volunteerism could mould their identity.
According to the prime minister, youths who were strong and steadfast, would be better prepared to face future challenges.
He said the government was responsible for providing the site and opportunities for the young people to succeed but it depended on their own attitude.
“When the centre is ready, I hope it will become not only be a centre for entertainment but also a place to come together to generate creative ideas to change the country’s future,” he said, adding that in the process the youths themselves must also change.
He also made an announcement to establish the Volunteerism Award Malaysia to be divided into three categories, namely gold, silver and bronze. – BERNAMA