Beginning DECIDES the Enda

(National Youth Day)

We have often heard people saying that “India is a young country.”

We also have a day dedicated to the celebration of youth – 12th January, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, is celebrated as the National Youth Day across the length and breadth of our country.

This is not a surprise: India is a very young country. Half of its population is under the age of 25. Two-thirds are less than 35. As a recent Bloomberg News analysis discovered, India is likely to have the world’s largest workforce by 2027, with a billion people aged between 15 and 64.

Youth of a country is said to be the building blocks of any nation. They are the future of a country. The generation in its 50s in China today is the one that has lifted the country from poverty to middle-income status; the generation in its 20s in India today—this vast ocean of subcontinental millennials—will have to do the same for India.

Aman is a fist year student. He recently passed his 12th board exams and took admission in one of the reputed colleges of New Delhi. Young blood, full of hope and highly ambitious, Aman is a staunch follower of Swami Vivekananda and his teachings. He is brilliant in studies, helpful and polite towards his colleagues as well as a multi-talented personality who hardly misses out in any of his college events.

Of late, it came into his notice that the student council of his college was not performing its duties well. The council was not organized and hardly paid an heed to the problems and complaints of the students.

Aman found out that the head of council, Amitosh was himself a laid back and careless person. The only motivation behind taking such prestigious position was to quench his power thirst.

Amitosh would not only neglect students’ need but would spend the council funds for his own personal benefits.

Such waste of position, power and resources was not acceptable to Aman. He decided to correct the situation. As a responsible youth of this country, he took a step forward set the things right.

He started preparing for next college elections. With his foresighted leadership skills and go-getter approach, Aman soon became famous and powerful in the student community.

Everyone admired him and looked up to him for bringing in justice and transparency in the system.

Soon his hard work and patience paid off and he won the biannual student council elections.

Once elected, he decentralized the power by reorganizing the council into several societies, committees and departments for each and every affair. The initiatives, he took started nearing fruits soon.

He always followed the path of his role model – Swami Vivekanand who strongly believed that – “If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms”.

Aman too upheld this belief that a sensible youth can transform country’s condition and can bring back the distracted youth back on the right track.

Note: This (Beginning DECIDES the End) is a work of fictionAny resemblance to a person living or otherwise may be purely coincidental

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