'Empowering Young People to become change agents of their own development and the society' is the oath for National Youth Day observed on 12th January 2017. "Youth itself is a talent-a perishable talent". India is the largest reservoir of Youth population. Generally defined in the age group of 16-30 years constitute of more than 40% of India's population which is indeed a large force. We are energetic, enthusiastic and always full of zeal to do the impossible. If we exclude the youth, the rest of the population of India will comprises of old people and children. They cannot be called the real manpower of the nation. So it is evident that if the youth of the country are not encouraged to devote their energies to the task of national reconstruction, the whole Youth Power for India is wasted, or the other way why we youth should wait for someone to stimulate/motivate us to show the Youth Power of India. This is our land, our country and it totally depends on us (Indian Youths) how we take our country forward.
But having such a massive youth population in India will not do any good if our youth population is not shown the right path. Most of the youth in India are generally without any direction, if we can harness this powerhouse of the nation in the right direction then the country can reach untold heights. Being said that we should not completely depend on our Government to harness this powerhouse, contribution of all sides is required for this.
The best and the first and foremost way to strengthen our youth are to provide them Education. Education plays a vital role for this, we should be able to educate all our youth from the initial stages of their life and we should be able to make them understand the importance of Education. Not just any kind of Education, but the right kind of Education which makes them scientific, logical, open-minded, self-respecting, responsible, honest and patriotic. Without these virtues being developed, our youth cannot walk in the desired way and they will stay in a deep sleep of satisfaction.
Youth of India must be able to come up with new ideas of Entrepreneurship which is very vital for the country's growth. For a youth educated in India he/she must think about the development in India which now have utmost important for our country's development.
Let us focus on constructively using the power of the youth for the betterment of the nation. Let us frame such programmes which aim at empowering our youth so that we can be assured of a better future and a brighter tomorrow. The whole discussion of Youth day materialized by 'Niyatee Foundation' through its programmatic intervention.