"This resource of the youth is an important building block for transforming India into a developed nation," Dr.Kalam said in a meeting in Washington. He says "the great challenge of
transforming India can be achieved through youth which has got the power of ideas, ambition and ability."
The Former President and India's most favorite person always supported the youth of the nation and said that the future of the country is in the hands of the young. The old had done enough and its time that the young blood start working.
By the end of 2009, India has got 27.4% of its total population to be youth which counts to 459 million youngsters and 73% of it is literate. It is also estimated that, by 2020, India will have 594 million youngsters. Also. the implementation of the Right to Education Act, supposedly would increase the literacy rate of the country, which is not increasing at a rate of 2.08% while the literacy rate of young India is 2.49%.
Having this young blood, we shall be soon a developed nation and the newspapers also reported that by 2039, India will be the second largest economy in the world, if it continues to grow at the present rate, 5.5%. But is it that statistics are what we shall be proud of???
What are we contributing to the Nation??? 41% of the literate youth are still in schools and colleges. what is the rest of the youth doing?? Definitely not just chatting or playing games or writing source codes. We are contributing for the development of the country. We are giving our best to improve the growth rate of the country. But is this enough? Is it that only improving the economy does all good to the country???
Why are we not thinking of the families Below Poverty Line?? Why is it that, we are not concerned about the children education especially of those found begging near traffic signals?? why is it that, we are not concerned of those elderly lying on the footpaths waiting for help?? Why is it that, we are not concerned about the terrorist attacks that are increasing every day??? Why is it that, we are not concerned about Going Green?? Why is it that, we still prefer going abroad and settling there and not return back to India and contribute our share here??Why is it that we still leave our country to those elderly who are not even in a position to walk on their own at least?? Why ?? Why???
I think, we are concerned but our busy life doesn't give us time to think about all these. But friends, if we don't make time for our country and do something for its development, who will?? Will anyone fly from somewhere else to help our country prosper?? It is we who have to work. We are a good number together. we have to work together to eliminate poverty from the country??
Its is easy for the 459 million youngsters to help the 200 million families below poverty line to live a better life...!! Is it not easy friends?? Just think about it?? Start helping India to be a better place to live to all Indians..!!