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Youth Development

Jun 9, 2010, 1:14 PM

Vision 2020 can be better described as Vision 20/20, and a perfect vision can be achieved only by the younger generation. 

While in such a situation we must ensure that there is work for all: workers, peasants, women and the youths, we should equally ensure that what is produced is equitably distributed for all.

Unfortunately, no one has bothered to dream of any such vision. Remember that Martin Luther once said, "I have a Dream", and that the dream did largely come true.

Indeed, if he did not have that dream or vision, he would not have accomplished anything historic in his life.

To aspire to climb high means one has to be prepared to think of climbing as high as Mount Everest. One may not go higher than 10,000 feet, but even that will not be attained in life, if you have no dream of going even up to the top floor of your office.

In any society, the youthful population is the strata which is most essential to target for change.

Patriotism comes naturally to young people, but they also respond early to the call of internationalism.

For instance, the youth can play a vital role in the implementation of elimination of terrorism.

Moreover, when the energy, intelligence and resources of youths are fully and properly utilised the country will no doubt prosper.

The youth would need to aspire for entrepreneurship rather than conventional employment.

Also, the hopes of young people can be fulfilled only in conditions of peace, in a civilized and cooperative world order.

As young people are full of vibrant ideas, giving them opportunities to plan, to decide and to work prepares them to face harsher realities in life.

Youths' participation is important because youths are the country's power.

Youths recognise problems and can solve them. Youths are a strong force in social movements, as they educate children about their rights.

They also help other young people attain a higher level of intellectual ability and to become qualified adults and useful members of society.