Youth – radiant beams of India’s future

Youth – radiant beams of India’s future







PRIME Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Monday on the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, exhorted the youth to come forward in the country’s development process.

“It's our endeavour that the youth of the country get all the support for research in all areas from space to the depths of the ocean. That's why we are expanding our Space Mission & Deep Ocean Mission. The solution to our future lies in the depths of space and the ocean”.

“I urge the youth to dedicate the next 25 years of their lives to the development of the nation. We will work towards even the development of the entire humanity. That is the strength of India”.

In July also the Prime Minister made a similar call by saying that the whole world is looking at India’s youth with hope as they are the growth engines of the country and the world.

Speaking at the 42nd convocation ceremony of Anna University in Chennai, the Prime Minister said: “The whole world is looking at India’s youth with hope because you are the growth engine of the country and India is the world’s growth engine. This is a huge honour and responsibility on all of you.”

For the youth to come to the fore, the country should invest in their education, health, training, job opportunities and guarantee their rights because today’s youth are tomorrow’s innovators, creators, builders and leaders.

The dynamic segment of the population in any country, the youth have the power to change the nation. The young mind will be more fresh and innovative which helps in the progress of the country. But adequate opportunities should be given to the youth to impart their knowledge, ideas and policies for the nation’s growth.

According to social reformer Kailash Satyarthi: “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.”

Swami Vivekananda was a great believer in the potential of youth to change the world. He urged the Indian youth to educate themselves and emphasised how service should be the focus of their lives.

Aptly called tomorrow’s leaders, the youth are very energetic and enthusiastic, besides possessing the ability to easily get acclimatized to any hostile ambience.

The development of any country in any field requires active participation from the youth. It is up to the old generation to help the youth in playing this role properly. Youth must be made aware of their power and the role they have to play in nation-building.

There are many ways in which we can help the youth to achieve their potential. For that, the government must introduce programmes that will help in overcoming illiteracy and unemployment to help them prosper sans hurdles.

As experts suggest, equal opportunities must be provided for all irrespective of caste, creed, gender, race and religion. There are various issues of nepotism and favouritism that impede the genuine talent of the country. This must be done away with as the top priority. We must make sure that youth get the chance to prove themselves worthy and that must be offered equally to all.

They are the future and they have the perspective that the older generations lack. Their zeal and enthusiasm must be channelised properly to help a nation prosper and flourish.

The onus of creating a new India now lies with the youth. Let’s be optimistic that they would give heed to the Prime Minister’s call and contribute their share to the country’s development.