By 2030, India will be the youngest country in the world. We need to ensure that this is a skilled resource. The regular classroom education or education merely for degrees will not work for the Maharashtra of tomorrow to get employment. New ways of dispensing education through Internet, E-learning, continuous skill enhancement courses need to be put in place. Vocational institutes that offer every kind of skill during the day or night must be encouraged. Also parents and the environment has to support unconventional career choices by our youngsters.
The power of the youth is positive when we can channelize their energy in satisfying jobs and revenue generation. We need to play a two pronged role — push job opportunities by propelling industry growth exist; and simultaneously create varied skill sets by encouraging setting of vocational skill enhancing institutes. We must encourage these jobs especially in services, finances and also the tourism sector of Maharashtra using this energy and enthusiasm to propel Maharashtra to No 1 position.
Today’s youth need to be draw into the nation building process. Voting is only step one for the youth in using the rights bestowed on them. We need to ensure that they also work towards monitoring the government in power to ensure that correct governance is taking place. Using social media and other interactive platforms, we will create a law that their opinions are used and get counted so that they can be encouraged to participate more wholeheartedly.