The youth in any country form an important part of the machinery that shapes the destiny of a country. It is they who may help to bring about a desirable change in society. History has many examples of the contribution of youth towards progress and upliftment of their countries.
The youth of India were greatly instrumental in bringing about the independence movement in the country. Gandhiji, Nehruji and other national leaders depended heavily on the youth of India to help achieve the goal of Swaraj.
In our own country, half of the population constitutes youth and their vast energies and enthusiasm must not go untapped. They should be utilized for social political, cultural or economic reconstruction. If their energies are not used, they can go astray, get involved in undesirable and antisocial affairs, thus damaging the very fabric of society.
As far as possible they should be encouraged to get involved in the present task of reconstructing India. The youth should be educated at schools, colleges and universities in creating a society that is free of the evils of dowry, child marriage, caste and race prejudices.
Many organizations are busy in eradicating these evils, but then the task can become easier if the youth are actively involved in the process. The youth can facilitate the process of reformation and help to create a new social order.
Youth usually underestimate their potential and are unaware of their own capabilities and have to go through a crisis to get a sense of their own potential. There should be efforts to encourage them. Sometimes kendras organize excursion, treks, etc to prepare them for the hardship that they would face in their lives.
Youth can spread the message of national integration by encouraging inter-caste marriages. This can create a sense of appreciation for the languages, cultures and religions of other people and make India a more comfortable place to live in.