Do Today’s Youth have different attitudes about Work, Employment, Culture, and Life when compared to Youth in the Past?
We the Indian youth are wise, Intelligent, well educated and have all the ingredients to be successful and honest. But, we do not have the resolve to put these to good use.
Our society is full of these intelligent, honest but ambiguous and negligent youth who are not serious in the nation building process. Hence in the process of society rebuilding contribution of youth is zero. Seeing the situation, a concern arises in my mind that what will happen to this country. Reason for this concern is – “Today’s youth is India’s Tomorrow”, if they go so ambiguous and confused then, how can we see the dream of healthy and developed India to be a reality?
Today we are entangled in the web of corruption, illiteracy and unemployment. Speed of development in India is slower than the walk of tortoise. This situation is not acceptable to us; but the thought that nothing can be done about it or even if I take any action it won’t yield anything is the biggest hurdle is achieving our aims. This negative thinking prevents us from taking that important first step which will take us to the solution.
A new study has found that youngsters are more self-centric and money-minded than their previous generation peers. In my opinion, today’s youth are far more developed than the youth who grew in the 1950s and 1960s. The distinct difference is that these days youth have more freedom to express their thoughts and ideas and they have more access to knowledge. In this age of information if they are to compete on an international scale, they have no choice but to become more knowledgeable, regardless of whether they want to or not.
Why are our thoughts so negative? Reasons manifold. We have lots of corrupt and power-hungry people around us. Seeing such people the question arises that why should I alone be honest and servile. So this idea starts rooting in our minds that nothing is going to happen of our country and importantly I alone cannot do anything about all this.
These practices all contribute to ruining the souls and minds of our youth because it convinces them that this is the normal way of life. They see very serious looking elderly people sitting in front of them, managing offices and occupying high positions, and suddenly they realize that such people create artificial obstacles just to get money for tasks that they are supposed to do as a normal part of their job.
That’s what causes young people to change their attitudes towards life. Their ideas of justice and fairness get broken and as a result, they lose faith in people, in themselves, and in their future. There are so many shortcomings in our present – day education system. We need to train specialists in a purposeful, constructive way. No corruption, no lies. Then people will care about their professions. In the sight of the ocean, we shouldn’t forget the contribution of drop. A big fire can be generated by a simple spark. This spark of confidence and courage in youth today can make a large difference in the future of their country.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India led by youth. He can be reached at Email: email@example.com
Youth Leadership is the burning topic which is given high priority in Indian these days. The major reason for paying such huge importance is lack of proper leaders with high courage and ethics to lead the nation. Another reason is to bring a revolution in different sectors like Politics, Management, Industries, Research, etc. Once Youth start to establish them self as leaders in various fields, the dreams and aspirations of many erstwhile visionaries of our nation can be achieved at rapid pace. Youth have the capability to lead our nation with a condition that they have to be guided properly in the right direction. Youth are not use-less but they are used less. Everyone in the present generation has capability to achieve and prove themselves, but what is lacking is guidance to put efforts in the right direction and opportunity to prove oneself. The development of leadership contributes greatly to the positive development of young people and their communities. Leadership skills are not just necessary for leaders-these skills are needed for success in today’s world
The main hindrance behind youth becoming leaders is Parents. If this is a false opinion, why there is only one Chatrapati Shivaji? Because there are no Jijabais to encourage their sons to be leaders. Why there is no Vivekananda after him? How many parents today will feel happy if their son becomes a Leader and Lead our Nation? How many Gurus are encouraging youth towards Leadership and helping a student to imbibe leadership qualities in them? How many schools and colleges are providing education on Leadership? What percentage of the society is supporting a person to become a Leader? Everything counts if a person has to become the leader. Parents, Gurus, Society, Friends everybody play their own role for a person to evolve as a leader. The Seeds of leadership has to be sown in the mind of a child right from the childhood. If you say this is impossible how Shivaji and Vivekananda evolved? For a person to become a leader he has to lead himself. A person who can lead himself towards the right path can certainly lead others towards right direction.
Most Leadership theorists like Fertman & Van Linden strongly believe that leaders are not born- they are made and young people can learn and develop leadership skills and attitudes. Becoming a leader is a developmental process which will never be the same for two different people. Particularly it is different from adults and young people. Young people have to develop their skills in real time situations where they find an opportunity to engage in decision making process which may affect their lives. Youth have to be given some opportunities to learn, practice and develop the Leader ship qualities in a proper way.
Youth Professionals or adults who want to help youth to become have to:
Recognize and respect the skills, knowledge and experience that young people have and challenge them to enhance the skills.
Give them the chance to make decisions about their life and allow them to face the consequences by taking responsibility for their actions.
Ensuring that youth are provided with proper training and support to take new responsibilities and decision making.
Provide them with the opportunities to learn and develop the leadership qualities in them.
Share your duties and responsibilities make them learn from their mistakes.
Allow them to determine what happens next instead of allowing them tasks to accomplish.
Believe in them and make them believe in themselves.
Constant interaction with leaders by removing the barriers between young and adults will help the present day youth to observe and develop the skills that various leaders possess. With the help of proper training and support by helping them to create opportunities to learn and practice leadership in ways that make a real difference to them, their organizations, and their communities.
Last but not least it also the responsibility of Parents at home, Gurus at schools and colleges to imbibe the necessity and advantages of possessing the qualities of a leader and how it helps the development of our Nation. If this happens at the early stages of their life as they grow in a disciplined manner it will be easy for the professionals to train and support them and make them leaders in the field they wish.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India lead by youth. He can be reached at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Dream, My India
Mother India’s future is in the hands of youth, who should take inspiration from great intellectuals like Swami Vivekananda, get influenced by the principles of Chanakya and become enlightened like Buddha. India in my vision should be free of all social evils and emerge as super power. Indians in my dream should have no discrimination based on gender, caste, religion and creed. Dream India should evolve to be a place where merit counts in every sphere of life, talent is encouraged, rule is rule for all, criminals are ineligible to occupy seats of power, and the country does not let individuals, intellectuals, researchers, scientists, leave the the mother land for opportunities and recognition abroad. I dream of India where every individual understands the importance of giving back to the society to strengthen it ever.
To explore, research and apply the measures that can turn Indian youth into good leaders who can raise our nation to great heights. To help them understand the benefits in living a life in the path of dharma and truth and channelize the spirit and energy in them for the betterment of the country.
Every Indian has to take an oath saying “I have a goal in life to become a Leader in the field of my choice. I will achieve it irrespective of all the obstacles I come across in the path. I will lead an honest life and will set an example for others to adapt a righteous way of life. I will take responsibility to serve the society, enjoy the life path of Truth and Dharma. I shall use all my knowledge and innovation I begot for the benefit of my nation. I shall pay back to the society many times more than I have gained from it. As a youth of my nation, I shall invest all my efforts in helping the youngsters understand the importance of leadership and how it further can lead to the success of our nation.”
Being a big dream, it might take considerable time to see myself as a leader in the field in which I begin my career. I shall use my experience to guide youth to the path of leadership. Besides this with the help of learned, experienced and intellectuals, I shall conduct or coordinate Indian Youth Inspiration (IYI) programmes to energize youth and to mold them as leaders. This way I believe there would be proliferation of leaders and, my dream about India can be achieved in a few decades from now.
Finally, Dream, dream, dream. Dream transforms into thoughts. Thoughts result into action.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India lead by youth. He can be reached at Email: email@example.com