Youth are the most crucial and dynamic segment of people in any country. But they need the mandatory support with regards to good health and chances to transform the future. There is no getting away from the fact that sustainable development is complex. Perhaps the most common and well used definition of sustainable development is the
one used by the UN, describing it as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
At its core, its about finding a balance between three dimensions: society, environment and economy. International Youth Day is celebrated to recognize attempts of the worlds youth in improving global society. The intention of the article is to understand significance of the youth, strategies to address a few of the challenges and provide a wide overview of India’s efforts in youth empowerment towards developing an eco-friendly country.
A developing nation like India has huge chances and challenges with the globalization and increasing of knowledge market. United Nations Population Funds State that the Worlds Population report claims of India having 356 million youth, the highest percentage of youth in any country between 10-24 year old, which is a whopping 28 percent of the entire population. The youth population is not just to satisfy the manpower needs but also to cater the environmental needs of the country. Nonetheless, the benefits are subject to addressing of the cognitive and social inequalities. Among the major problems today, children faces the unequal access to opportunities with the lack of focus on personal development.
Consequently, environmental growth chances, through youth development are galore if exploited and nurtured appropriately. The need of the hour is to create an environment conscious workforce that will make a significant contribution to India’s green development. Among the ways developing such workforce is to provide enough chances for education, jobs in this field and also the spirit of entrepreneurship. Among the sustained ways to tackle climate change is youth development. Skills can be equated using long lasting empowerment. A significant step is to reduce the rural and urban gap, particularly in educational infrastructure. Understanding their perspective and then training them at a young age is a priority as they learn better.
Environmental degradation and the poverty have a nexus between them. The majority of our people are determined by the natural resources of the nation for the basic needs of food, fuel fodder and shelter. About 40% of our individuals are still beneath the poverty threshold. The poor who depend upon the sources of their environment have been influenced by environment degradation. The struggle of the environmental degradation and poverty are just two of the challenges. The population growth is basically a function of poverty.
Alienation from the fact that earth has limited time as it’s resources are depleting it’s crucial to build formal institutional mechanisms to tackle environmental programs. Technical instruction should aim at raising skilled workforce that’s employer ready. The modern skills and knowledge of the forest dept. Should be integrated with the traditional experience and knowledge of the local communities.
A spirit of entrepreneurship needs to be inculcated from the school to create more job providers in the field of environmental growth. Systemic linkages have to be established to link instruction using training, placement and also real life scenario to survive and also sustain in this developing world.
Youth are powerfull! They represent courage using energy and will power to take leadership. They needed to be respected, guided and also nurtured for long run roles. Youth needs to be in leadership role because they are the next generation to decide what type of a world they want to live in.