By 2030, India will be the youngest country in the world. To reap the maximum demographic dividend we need to ensure that our youth are educated and skilled. Quality elementary education followed by vocational training is the need of time. Educational system needs to be revived. Collaborations of educational institutions with different industries need to be encouraged. Skill enhancement programmes need to be put in place. New techniques in education and technological advancements world over need to be brought home.
Any form of energy to be used constructively needs to be channelised properly. Same applies to the power of youth. We need to present our youth with meaningful education, employment opportunities, opportunities to be self employed, opportunities to earn to support decent living. The state has to garner the intelligence from international markets and create opportunities for youths accordingly. Also the state should be constantly working on unutilised potentials for development.
Participation in Governance
Youth need to be drawn into the process of nation building. Voting is just one of their duties towards the nation. They need to be encouraged to actively participate in movements demanding rights for various sections of the society and participate in monitoring the performance of government programmes. They should also be encouraged to blow whistles when encountered with corruption and irregularities. In this modern age social media has created a platform for such active participation and state needs to boost it for better governance.