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Importance of Dialogue: Samvaad, 2015

The youth are the most vital human resource of the nation on whom the present and future of the country depend. India has the largest youth population in the world; around 66 per cent of the total population (more than 808 million) is below the age of 35. According to recent reports of Census 2011, every fifth person in India in age of (10-19) years and every third person is a young person ( 10-24) years. The responsibility for change, progress and innovation lies on today’s youth shoulders.

Youth can make or mar society. The youth of every country are its valuable human resource. The responsibility for change, progress and innovation lies on their shoulders. Youth can make or mar society. In order to have sustainable development of the country it is necessary for the youth  of the country to discuss and debate the important policy so that they can give inputs to government in order to make the policy decisions more better. In order to debate on any issues it is important to have Dialogue among youth so that they can share and exchange the ideas on any issues and come out with concrete solution. Youth has a quality of leadership in them and because of this quality they have the capability of becoming equal partners in the process of development of the country.

Youth in India constitute a large force. They are energetic, enthusiastic and full of zeal. Unfortunately a large number of them are without any direction.  It is dangerous to allow them to remain idle, as it would increase their frustration. This situation can only be avoided when there dialogue or debates among youth on burning issues in the society, this dialogue will not only increase their knowledge but will also contribute  in opening new opportunities for employment because   a large number of them are capable, devoted, dedicated idealists and are fond of having such dialogue. It is a great national wastage if these energetic hands and brains are not provided any chance or opportunity to debate or have dialogue in public profile because unless there will not be any dialogue or debate there will not new inputs and ideas.  No country can permit such wastage. What is needed is that the youth should be given the opportunity to have a open dialogue or debates on the burning issues of the society. Indian youth have never lagged behind when called upon to meet a challenge. It is for the national leaders to play their part by mobilizing their abilities and providing them with a direction.

Thus, by engaging in dialogue, it is possible to bring youth together who would not naturally sit down together and talk about important issues. It is necessary to have dialogue among youths in present time because it builds bridges of understanding between youth and  that will naturally help to reduce misunderstandings, conflict, and tension and therefore to dissolve problems. Whenever differences are the root cause of problems in the country, dialogue may be a helpful process.

The platforms like Samvaad, 2015, provide opportunity not only to youth but people from various arenas to come together on one single platform and exchange and share their ideas on the critical issues and thus these will in turn help the government to formulate better laws and policies for the people of India. Thus according to our Prime Minister Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, development alone is the solution to all problems, and this development is only possible when there is a dialogue among youth on issues which are of utmost concern.

About the Author

SunnySunny is currently pursuing his Masters at Center for Studies in Social Management, Central University of Gujarat. He has done extensive field work in tribal areas of Gujarat on the issues of FRA and MGNREGA. He has also worked on issues of Women Empowerment and Local Governance. Lately, his research interest has spilled over in the issues of Role of PRI (Panchayati Raj Institutions) in health care delivery services in rural areas of Gujarat. Besides that, his papers have been published in National and International Journalsand has presented papers in National and International Conferences. In the past, he was a Columnist in the leading daily- Pakistan Observer. Currently, he is interning with the Model Governance Foundation and Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI), Government of Gujarat.

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