Vice President Ingone Wina has implored the youths to actively participate in the development of the country.
Ms Wina made the appeal to the youths during a special thanks giving national youth service held at the Anglican Cathedral Holy Cross church in Lusaka this afternoon.
She said the participation of the youths in national development is cardinal in building a better Zambia.
The Vice President urged the youths to use their talents in propelling the country to greater height.
She assured the youths that government will continue to strive in creating a conducive environment for them to excel in their endeavours.
Ms Wina said the participation of youths in the social- economic development of the country is cardinal as youths are full of innovative ideas.
Meanwhile the Vice President has commended the church for the role it has continued to play in shaping the morals of the youths.
Ms Wina noted that the church was playing an important role of instilling good values in the youths.
The Vice President further appealed to adults to be role models to the youths and compliment the church in raising a society of upright citizens.
The service was characterised with Christian songs sung by various choir groups from different denominations.
High profiled government officials who attend the national youth thanks giving service included Minister of Youth and Sports Vincent Mwale, Heather Minister Dr Joseph Kasonde, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Ambassador Dr Peter Kasanda and Youth and Sports Permanent Secretary Agnes Munsuga.
Pupils drawn from various government and private schools in Lusaka were also in attendance.