YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHANGE BY AMBER BAIG
Young People and Change
The role of the youths towards the nation building,
First of all we have that the youths are the period between childhood and adulthood. Secondly, the nation is a country considered as a group of people living in a certain territory under one Government. Thirdly, we also have to know “Building” here means not masonry constructed, instead the development of the nation, the future of our country.
These young people in our society are the vision of our successful country as they’re filled with tremendous and thrilling ideas which they’re passionate about. It would be complete wastage of human resource if youth are not given chance to show their talents in this beautiful land. Young people should be provided with various opportunities so that they can develop themselves and face hurdles coming in their way. The primary role of young people is to get a good education in order to become better citizens of tomorrow. They need to learn skills to do the job that their country’s economy needs. They also need to know how to read, write, think, understand, analyze, and discuss the issues their country faces. The entire success of the nation depends on the youths. However, it is also Governments duty to provide the nation with proper facilities so that they are be successful in the modern era.
Young people part in the society is a root to develop a country and transform the nation into a better place, they are fighters who fight to attain good education, employment, face poverty and face bullying and other difficulties which people face today. Every Child from childhood to adulthood carries a dream of becoming something in life, doctor, teacher, pilot, soldier and etc. However, we sometimes ignore and take less initiative to help the young people to have change in life and turn their dreams into reality.
Government Contribution to help youth :
Youth is a most important part of a country; it helps the nation to solve problems and gather together as a team and fight all the differences. It is moreover a government job to help out youth provide them with financial assistance to the young people and should be given internships, vacation jobs or part time jobs to enhance the skills of people so that they can gain more experience and qualification. . This improves the youth empowerment in the country and people tend to take in charge of their lives in the most effective manner.
In many countries political parties tend to attract youth so that they join their parties in order to gain strong position in the country and gain more votes from citizen however, in the end they show youth their true colors and do not provide them with deserving benefits instead they misuse the power, so here the government steps in to promote youth growth and starts youth development programmes to support young children who are deprive of education and medical health care. Furthermore, government can succeed if they enlist all the needy and poor people and categorize their skills and abilities and provide them with jobs they can perform easily and gain income to maintain their living. Youth ministry in the country will provide people a chance to participate in decision making with the government so that they can give appropriate public welfare and this will motivate the young generation to become confidence as their suggestions and opinions would be considered , this is improve young people living and they would be gain more information about their surroundings. Other than this government can provide educated and trained people with loan schemes so that they can start their business and invest intellectual capital so that a not only a better standard of living is maintained but also young citizens will get employed with good income to support their living. As youth are problem solvers and ambitious to create good impact on others so that their identity is maintained in the eyes of others but they cannot succeed any further if they don’t have a support from government to give them parent like approach and financially assist them.
Individuals can get together as a group and overcome discriminative activities such as Racism in which people are judge or disliked because of their complexion, race and texture of hair, this is extremely ongoing issue in the world which can only be solved if youth talks about it and discuss on how to stop racism. Moreover, religion is another issue coming up nowadays everyone has different criteria of practicing religion and they are judged my people, young people can convince their fellows to live in peace and love everyone around.
Youths have the ability to face all kinds of challenges and they tend to make positive influence by teaching their fellows the mannerism and good things in life this will build up understanding among young generation and they would tend to listen to their fellows. They can stop crime occurring in the society: theft, rape, violence on women and vandalism this will create a better world and enhance the respect of fellow being.
The youth of following responsibilities towards the nation: they should have a right towards education to gain skills and abilities to get employed and reduce burden on government. Take responsibility in public welfare activities and spread awareness among the masses about their rights and duties. Promote the fair image of a country before the world, rein enforce culture, trend and traditions of the society, young people have energy to try out things and patience to learn from mistakes. Giving them opportunities to plan and decide to prepare them to face harsher realities of life and they also play a vital role in elimination of terrorism.
Problems faced by youth:
The most impounding problem our youth is facing at present is frustration. This monster is eating up our youth slowly and gradually. The youth in Pakistan don’t have jobs, means of healthy entertainment, health resources and awareness. The frustration as a result of multitude problems is increasing day by day.
Education is the most powerful weapon of the youth. With this weapon they could lead their country towards progress. But unfortunately, quality and skill based education has been a dream for our youth especially for the poor. There is no unified and single education system in the country. Our universities and colleges have become degree distributing machines. Education does not mean only degrees but in its true sense it is the future of the youth.
Another major problem being faced by our youth is unemployment. After completing their education, they find no job to utilize their skills to serve their country. This is the result of negligence of government towards utilization of the youth in a proper manner. Deteriorating conditions are also responsible for low investment in the country resulting in less job opportunities. Unemployment is a multi-dimensional and complex issue which starts a vicious problems like involvement of youth in politics, bank and household burglaries, social insecurity, lawlessness, use of drugs etc.
Poverty is another major problem of our youth. Due to lack of resources they are unable to get quality education and pursue their field of interest. Poverty is a sort of disease which is weakening our youth. They are unable to fully use their talent and serve their country.
Owing to poverty and unemployment, parents instead of sending their children to schools, prefer child labor for them. They make them do so to support their family and use them as earning hands from the early age. Child labour is a sort of deluge that is draining away our precious talent to be utilized in right place. Child labour pushes them into a bad company and immoral activities such as use of drugs, crime etc.
Growing use of narcotics is becoming a major problem of our youth. They find it the cheapest source to fight their miseries. But they never realize that this habit of theirs waste their priceless capabilities and drags them to the brink of death.
Saddest of all our youth in sheer disappointment are committing suicide. They waste their life without knowing their worth. Use of drugs, poverty, unemployment and failure in life are the major reasons behind this curse.
Ways to improve youth participation:
Politics must be prevented in the educational institutions.
• Campaign be started by the media that it is only education which can make our country more prosperous. We must have 100% literacy.
• Parents should teach youngsters patience to face the difficulties and be steadfast.
• Youth be given ample opportunities to prove and cash their skill in every field.
• Youth should be clear about their future.
• Youth should be at arm’s length from the bad company.
To conclude, the youth of today can do a marvellous job for the nation. With all the modern means of this computer age, where everything seems to be possible. We always consider the heroes of the past to be the evergreen characters but today the youth with the proper use of the modern facilities should be evergreen characters for the times to come.