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Is the youth of India confident or confused?

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Updated : Thursday, 31 March, 2016 10:15 AM

Is the youth of India confident or confused?

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 It is rightly believed that the young population of any country is its biggest asset. As a matter of fact, the young people of a country make the most coveted human resource of any nation. India is the second fastest growing economy in the world and it is believed that if the youth of this country is projected in the right direction, it wouldn’t be late before the economy starts progressing even more and becomes the fastest growing economy of the world. According to a survey conducted in 2007, approximately 60% of the population of India consists of people below the age of 24. Hence, the youth power of this nation is extremely high. The question however is- Is the youth of India motivated enough to strive for change and for good? Is the youth of India confident enough to make a change in the society and the fate of the country? Or, is the youth of India, more than anything else, is confused about the direction in which they are moving ahead? 

The crux of the matter is that the youth of this nation has witnessed a change that is so remarkable that they actually need time to analyze the prevalent situation. India, as a nation, has changed drastically in the last two decades. Post the 1991 economic reforms that marked the beginning of foreign ventures in India, this country have come a very long way. The present condition of this nation is hardly anything like what it used to be twenty years back. Shopping malls, multiplexes, metros etc. have become quite common these days. The youth of India has been engulfed in an array of western influence while still remaining in the traditional Indian setting. Globalization and Capitalism has been very successful in erasing the boundaries that existed between the nations. Today, the youth of India stays glued to Americana and British sit-coms and gets more inspired by the Hollywood movies rather than the Indian television shows or the Bollywood Masala movies. Moreover, a major chunk of the Indian youth population gets employed by foreign companies who have invested in India. Struggling to stay grounded between the western influence and the Indian roots, is the youth of India confused or confident? 

The youth of India is confused as well as confident; confused about certain things and confident about others. The world has opened its door for the Indian youth. Every year, hundreds of students from India enter into world’s most renowned educational institutions and come out as man fit in every way to excel in their own field of expertise. It is not only the foreign universities but the standard of education in the country itself has grown to higher levels. Today, Indian Universities, each year, produce hundreds of students who are capable of excelling in all fields of human interest. Apart from the increasing level of the education standard in the country, the demand for young people, created by the entry of world famous names in the Indian market and Indian economy has also increased remarkably in the last few decades. This is a fortunate tie for the youth of India as they are being showered with opportunities that their predecessors never had. This generation of young people in India is witnessing a radical change that makes them confident of who they are. The opportunities that they are being provided enables them with chances to make it large in life and do well for themselves as well as the country. The time is ripe for them to come out of their comfort zone, take a plunge and make it large. The Indian youth is also willing to do that and that is what makes them confident.
However, the Indian Youth is also struggling hard to find its own niche. Struck between the Indian traditions and values and highly influenced by the western culture, the Indian youth has still not been able to decide its true standing. They may be advancing in an economically developing and prosperous direction but when it comes to moral and ethical calling, they still find it hard to decide what their right place. The Indian youth is confused in a sense because it is still fighting hard to give up Indian roots and grasp the western ones.  
Stephen Vincent Benet once said that the youth is pollen that blows through the sky and does not ask why. Youth is that time of life when the person is only striving hard to achieve his dreams and do as great as he can. During this phase of life, no man or woman stops to think where he is going or the mistakes that he is making. It is only when with time, they begin to experience highs and lows, and does he realize his mistake. The youth of India is confident because they know they are moving forward. However, they are also confused because they do not know exactly where they are headed. 

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