They can introduce the modern outlook to agriculture and industry and bring about the ‘Green’ and the ‘White’ revolutions, India’s youth policy aims at promoting governmental and non-governmental effort in implementing various programmes.During the last forty years of India’s independence, various youth programmes have been started in the country with a view to involving the youth in national reconstruction.In India several top-ranking leaders have paid homage to youth power and have regarded it as an inexhaustible reservoir of human resources. If the salt loses its flavor, wherewith shall it be salted?
They can introduce the modern outlook to agriculture and industry and bring about the ‘Green’ and the ‘White’ revolutions, India’s youth policy aims at promoting governmental and non-governmental effort in implementing various programmes.During the last forty years of India’s independence, various youth programmes have been started in the country with a view to involving the youth in national reconstruction.
They can do something to broaden the ‘horizon’, of the village-folk.
Social emancipation and reconstruction involves tackling the dowry menace, illiteracy rumoring of caste and clan prejudices, checking corruption, elimination of untouchability and other discriminatory practices, besides child marriage and ill-treatment of widows.
These tasks seem formidable and arc bound to meet with rebuffs.
But a little patience and perseverance on the part of the youth to make headway.
This means that nearly 40 crore young men and women—a stupendous man power by all counts indeed, are available for handling various tasks of national reconstruction.
History bears out the undesirable fact that all great movements of nation-wide importance have succeeded on the strength of massive youth power.This begins with uplifting the rural masses in particular from the state, of stagnation as a result of the shackles of decayed traditions and superstitions senseless customs, ruthless exploitation by the greedy landlords and ineffective and retrograde official programmes.In the social arena, the youth can help the rural masses who are gripped by the wily village leaders, crafty priests and other religious men who revel in supper situations.There is little doubt that given the right lead and guidance, India’s youth can create a new society by eliminating the evils, making good the flaws and deficiencies and facilitating the reinstatement of the highly cherished moral values of the East.In addition to this they can lay the basis for reconstruction in all spheres-social, economic and political.The basic purpose of this scheme is to enable such youth to help the process of rural development and popularize national objectives.At these centres, vocational training is imparted for self-employment and social service.Then, there is the National Service Volunteer Scheme, launched in 1977-78, which provides opportunities to graduate students to involve themselves on a voluntary basis in nation-building activities for a specific period on a whole time basis.These volunteers are generally engaged in promoting adult educational programmes.In India, the epoch-making Indian National Movement could gain momentum and shake the very roots of the British Raj only when the youth were harnessed in it.Over a decade ago, Mao Tse Tung, the famous Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, relied upon youth power to usher in a great Cultural. The Chinese youth enacted a memorable drama of national reconstruction. Large parts of West Europe and North America were swept across by massive waves of youth and student power. claiming to be the fathers of tomorrow, should be the salt of the nation.