Youth is the time of life when one is young, but the term is often used in the more restricted sense of the time between childhood and adulthood. Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. Youth is often being associated with freshness, anger, vigor, sport and energy. Youth is the stage of constructing the self-concept. The self-concept of youth is often influenced by several variables such as peers, lifestyle, gender, political set-up and culture. It is the time of a person's life in which they make choices which will affect their future as well as directly or indirectly influences the future of his country also. If youth of a country is well aware and is in charge of their acts, they can bring about some considerable changes in the country. The greatest wealth and strength of any nation is its youth. Empowered youth can prove to be the greatest force that drives a nation towards success and prosperity. The future of a nation lies in the hands of its posterity. The quality of its youth determines the kind of future, the nation will have. Therefore, if we want to ensure a bright future for our country, we first need to strengthen and empower our youth.
Youth can play an important role in every field, and if they are determined to put in their best then no one can stop them from achieving success. The youth of any nation and society are its potential energy. It would not be wrong to say that they are the powerhouse and storehouse of infinite energy and are the pride of a nation. Youth are often associated to the sports, art and other relative fields and often brings laurels to their country. The power of youth can be sighted only by mentioning a few names of which every single Indian is proud of, such as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Sachin Tendulkar, Vishwanathan Anand, Milkha Singh, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati, Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, P.T. Usha, Shiny Abraham, Anju B George, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Jaspal Rana, Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Anil Kumble, DilipTirkey, ApamaPopat, Malleshwari etc. The very mention of these names fills the heart of an average Indian with pride. It is no new to mention that these are the personalities who brought pride and respect to the nation at very young age and are often considered as youth icons.
Young age is the part of life when a person is filled with energy, fresh ideas, anger and motivation. It is undoubtedly accepted that the youth is the future of the nation. The biggest reason that makes them more powerful than the rest of the society is their ability to take risk for a change and their inability to accept anything wrong. It has been observed that youth are the ones who often take a stand against corruption, crimes, political set-up as well as anything that they feel is wrong and is hampering nation and prosperity. They have the enthusiasm and innovativeness to bring about change. The power of youth must be harnessed properly to set the society on the path of change. However if these youth indulge in some anti-social activities, these can hamper the prosperity of a nation to a great extent and drug abuse has commonly been found to hampering youth growth around the world.
It is well proved that youth have very special role in any countries development. Their hardworking, honesty, energy and motivation can prove to be the best ingredients for a successful nation. The youth has gained more importance today because of the rate at which the population of youth increases. India is in an advantageous position as a greater proportion of the population is or will be entering their productive age.
Youth of a country actively participate and attain zenith of success in the field of sports, arts, culture, academics, business as well as political domain. Needless to say that the budding youth are considered as the future power as leaders of the nation, however, with appropriate opportunities made available to them, their potential can be utilized to the utmost to lead a country towards a glorifying path to development. One of the major qualities of the young generation is the anger. They are unable to compromise on their ideals and principles and do not hesitate to take a stand against anything wrong going around them, whether something is going wrong in society, their office, community or in the political set-up of the country. Youth will not hesitate to fight back against the wrong.