Role of Youth in Nation Building
The young have passions, dreams, and hopes. The youth of a country is the future of the nation and represent the most dynamic section of the population. Thus, the involvement of youth in national development is a must. Youth and their actions contribute to the development of a nation. They are a crucial segment of a nation’s development. The value of the country is known by its people, it is the intelligence and the work of the people that lead towards the progress of the nation. In fact, youths play one of the most important roles in nation-building.
Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the partners of today. If our youths seriously start working for the development of the country, they can become important elements of the nation and can contribute immensely to its growth and development. Young people are social actors of change and progress.
There are three key elements that contribute to the progress of a nation. These are education, employment, and empowerment. The hunger, desire, motivation, determination and high energy of the youth can make all the difference in either destroying or building a nation. A nation develops at a steady pace when the youth of the country is educated and their education is put to the right use. Their contribution, therefore, is highly needed.
Proper guidance and direction can bring the youth to the forefront of national development. Providing employment opportunities to the unemployed and underemployed youths of the nation is also very important. Lack of employment opportunities can lead to social unrest. It is vital to empower the youth to take charge of their life. They have bubbling enthusiasm which has to be regulated and utilized in the right way. It is important to promote their rights and involve them in community decision-making. There are a lot of other revolutionary youth leaders around the world who have changed the world towards development. It is important to channelize the energy and intelligence of youths in the right direction and provide them employment opportunities as per their potential or they may move to the wrong track in life. Youth through organizing for a specific aim and positive direction can contribute more towards national development. Youths should be prevented from engaging in violent or other evil activities. This can surely ensure rapid national development.
After all, all people can only exercise their full potential when they are young and energetic. Thus, the power of youth should be used wisely for the progress of our nation. Youth is that period in which revolutionary thoughts spring to mind and these thoughts shape the world we live in. It is important to frame policies that aim at empowering our youths to assure better tomorrow and a brighter future.