Vocal for Local, Jan 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Neha Thapa from Kokrajhar district of Assam who has been declared the winner of the contest for State Youth Parliament, Assam while Debashis Saha from Golaghat district and Pratik Parmey from Kamrup Metro have been adjudged as second and third runners-up, respectively.

PM addresses the event via video conferencing.

PM Modi shared a clip from the event on Twitter and wrote “Great attempt by Neha Thapa! She hails from Assam and spoke at length about ‘vocal for local’ to strengthen India’s journey of becoming self-reliant. Do listen.”

This was also appreciated by the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal.

The Prime Minister had said “your dialogue and deliberations today are very important. As I was hearing you speak, a thought came to me and I decided that I will tweet your presentations from my Twitter handle, not just you three winners but, if recorded material is available, I will tweet the speeches of all those who were on the final panel yesterday.”