Switch headers Switch to TIGweb.org

Are you an TIG Member?
Click here to switch to TIGweb.org

HomeHomeExpress YourselfPanoramaRole of Youth Associations in Building future India
a TakingITGlobal online publication

(Advanced Search)

Panorama Home
Issue Archive
Current Issue
Next Issue
Featured Writer
TIG Magazine
Short Story
My Content
Role of Youth Associations in Building future India Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by venkat, India Feb 4, 2003
Human Rights   Opinions


Role as facilitators in implementing the government programmes and acts:

Many of the legislations, laws, and acts enacted for noble purposes are not able to make any headway due to lack of people’s participation and support. The acts like Prohibition Act, Prevention of Dowry Act, and Protection of Civil Rights Act can be implemented more effectively, with popular support.

Here the local youth associations become very crucial. With the added advantage of familiarity of local conditions, they can really create an interest in the people and mobilise the popular support. The ‘insider’ angle of them becomes important here.

The youth associations can play still bigger roles like mobilising the unemployed people and can establish cottage and tiny industries to reduce unemployment and poverty.

All these can be achieved only when the government plays an active role as a catalyst in organising the youth and recognising them as ‘friends’ of the state.

The mobilised and motivated youth can work wonders and is always ready to offer sacrifices of high order. This is amply proved in many cases.

It is sincerely hoped that once the youth is organised, hundreds of thousands more in every city, town and village are ready to join them and are ready to roll like irresistible waves over India, bringing comfort, mortality, education and a host of benefits to the doors of the meanest and the most downtrodden.

The faith lies in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come the workers, the leaders, and the saviours. They will work out the problems, like lions. They will spread from centre to centre, until we have covered the whole of India.

It is pertinent here to add that the plans concerning the youth should take not only the skill and knowledge required in employment but also the wider aspects of the transfer from school to work and, last but not the least, the conditions and the environment encountered by young persons during their first period in the economically active world. This major task in which all parties- the government authorities, the young people themselves, and employers and workers and people at large must be involved.

The task of this paper is to highlight the invisible and the unarticulated socio-psychological world of youth. The paper leaves you here to ponder and to argue. The world of youth is with you. You may agree or disagree with the contents of this paper, but the youth would be around you. If one accepts or not what the young people are doing matters a lot to the nation and indirectly to every individual. The task of this paper is done if it succeeds in drawing a little more attention of you towards the world of the youth.
It is felt that it will be a befitting conclusion to this topic to end with a saying of Swami Vivekananda

“Let new India arise -- out of the peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of the fisherman, the cobbler and the sweeper. Let her spring from grocer’s shop, from beside the oven of the fritter-seller. Let her emanate from marts and markets. Let her emerge from groves and forests, from hills and mountains.”





You must be logged in to add tags.

Writer Profile

This user has not written anything in his panorama profile yet.

Request to Write for Us
Samyuktha P.C. | Jun 5th, 2010
Dear Mr. Venkat, Your article has brought me to closer to the need to encourage the youth of India. I run an online collective called Chai Kadai from Chennai (literally translated as 'tea shop': a place for conversations around India). We are launching our first monthly online magazine called Cutting Chai. The first issue discusses about youth cultures around the world, the importance of youth in a society, etc. Having read this article, I would love to have you write about the importance of youth and social change. How can youth contribute to social change? Why are youth important in social movements? We treasure your inputs. This magazine will travel the world, reach many important artists, experts, professionals, activists personally. I am waiting to hear from you. To read more about us go to http://tigurl.org/b2xkur Waiting to hear from you. Regards, Samyuktha PC Editor & Creator - Chai Kadai chaikadai@gmail.com

You must be a TakingITGlobal member to post a comment. Sign up for free or login.