International Youth Day
International youth day is annually celebrated on 12th of August from the year 2000. It was declared by UN on accepting the resolution by world conference Ministers Responsible for Youth in 1999. It is day to create awareness and to draw the attention of Governments and other Organization towards the problems faced by Youth.
Youth is the transition time between Childhood and Adulthood. As per UN statistics the age group of youth is between 15 to 24 Years. But youth is not just age it is an experience. The experience of youth defines an Individual for rest of his/her life. It is a turning point in life where many major decisions are taken like Education, Career, Morality and many more important aspects.
India is a young country. From earlier year’s statics, India has 34% Youth population which is pretty high compared to other popular nations. Youth are a valuable human resource who are digitally upgraded and have high potential for developing a country’s economy, culture, technology, management and even politics. They are the tomorrow of a nation.
2018 International Youth Day theme is a safe space for youth. Youngsters face many challenges in finding employment and career growth. To some survival is difficult with poverty, hunger and limited access to healthcare facilities. They have to struggle everyday to get basic necessities. Some are victims of violence and abuse and without proper morality or teaching they have also become a vicious perpetrator themselves.
It is a major concern and actions must be taken by the government in developing and stabilizing the Youth position. A Nation’s growth is based on youth resource and harnessing their skills, motivating and nurturing them are important. Giving the youth a platform and authority to show their abilities can create miracles. Be it in Government Administration, Defense, Research, development or even in private IT sectors or management giving a right Youth a right opportunity can take our Nation’s economy and development to new heights. By Himalai, We want to motivate youth in taking the path which they are destined to.