The word “empowerment” means empowerment. Youth empowerment is a process by which children and young people are encouraged to take control of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then taking action to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values and attitudes. When young people have access to inspiring ideas and opportunities and the tools to build their self-confidence, they can take on anything and everything. Youth empowerment is a behavioural, structural and cultural process through which young people acquire the capacity, authority and power to make decisions and implement changes in their own lives and in the lives of others, including including young people and adults.
An empowered young person recognizes their abilities, self-determination and value. They feel comfortable trying new things. They have the confidence to take risks and are aware that failure is a step towards progress, not a sign of giving up. They don’t use the opinions of others as a guide in life. They defend their values. And they know they’ve built a foundation of empowerment to lean on in times of struggle or when they feel lost and need to recalibrate. Young people have the ability to bring about a revolution and redesign society for a better future. Bringing financial equality and eradicating poverty, raising education standards, adopting proper methods of governance and reducing criminal offenses in society are some of the many changes India’s youth can bring about. Young people today still need to reach out and access resources in order to turn the vision into reality through their views and attitude. We need to empower our young people, which can only be done through quality education so that they will one day become successful leaders in life.
Youth have a major role to play in bringing about social change, financial progress and prosperity in the country. Youth empowerment is essential for the development of the country as well as for the growth of an individual. Some beneficial outcomes of youth empowerment include empowered and skilled youth, healthier and higher quality of life for the disadvantaged, increased self-efficacy and improved social skills of youth, national development, spirit entrepreneurship, less reliance on government by youth communities. Young people must have creative freedom and the opportunity to shape the lives of future generations in the best possible way through a critical awareness of current conditions and their flaws. An individual needs to inculcate values that not only help in leading a life full of satisfaction, but are also in line with social ideals and give strength and ability to meet future challenges. If our young people stand up and act, they have the strength and the drive to generate a huge transformation in society. Young people grow up not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
A society will be secure enough when young people are empowered, because an empowered young person will never harm the society in which he lives. Youth empowerment creates a sense of responsibility and leadership skills through which they can feel and identify the real practical problems in society that many people suffer from. This is why youth empowerment must be promoted effectively so that not even a single person engages in the evil activities that often lead to crimes. When disempowered young people go down the path of crimes, they not only harm themselves, but they prove to be a threat to the society in which they live. A young person commits crimes only when no one morally supports him, his financial needs are not met, his hard work does not pay him, and so when a young person suffers from these kinds of situations, he can easily orient himself in the path of crimes which must be a threatening situation for any nation. One of the greatest advantages and benefits of youth empowerment is that they become self-employed and no longer depend on anyone for their needs and wants. An empowered person is always open to helping others. They are not of the opinion of creating professional jealousy, but rather of teaching others, sharing their experiences and helping others to uplift the society in which they live.
Youth empowerment is often seen as a gateway to intergenerational equity, civic engagement and strengthening democracy. Many local, state, provincial, regional, national, and international government agencies and nonprofit community organizations offer programs focused on youth empowerment. Youth empowerment programs aim to create healthier and higher qualities of life for disadvantaged or at-risk youth. The active participation of young people cannot be ignored if there is to be positive change in our societies. Institutional activities must therefore be carried out with young people in mind. Relevant information should be provided for the development of programs for young people. Engaging young people requires using good communication methods. Moreover, they must have the power to influence important decisions. This enables participation to be active and creative, thus strengthening young people’s engagement in society. The central role of youth renewing their ideas, not their ideals, will help in this movement towards a transparent civil society structure that can influence political administration for the benefit of society. It is only through a strong system of representation that democracy works and it is only through strong youth representation that the dynamism and vigor of a country can be maintained.
Youth empowerment can contribute to the development of nations as they are the stepping stones to a better nation. Young people can only be empowered with quality education and it is the responsibility of government and other organizations to take care of young people with proper educational institutions. Young people can contribute to the development of the nation because it gives them the ability to earn money and the results help to produce a good GDP. The nation can grow if the economy of the country is strong, and the economy of the country can only become strong when the GDP per capita growth is good. GDP growth can show remarkable changes when there is a strong education and healthcare system in the country. Young people are the largest and most dynamic segment of the population in all countries. It is believed that developing countries with large populations of young people could experience phenomenal growth, provided they invest in the education and health of young people and protect and guarantee their rights. We can say without a doubt that the young people of today are the innovators, creators, builders and leaders of tomorrow. They have the power to change the nation. The young spirit will be fresher and more innovative, which will contribute to the progress of the country. But adequate opportunities should be given to young people to represent their ideas and policies for the upliftment of the nation. The only way to express ideas and implement their policies is through politics. Young people must be motivated to participate in politics and hold high positions such as Prime Minister, Prime Minister and Governor.
Creating an enabling environment that provides an opportunity for youth leadership will enable them to develop the skills necessary for change in society and give them the opportunity to provide their services to others. Young people can also be empowered by coming up with ideas for work and education. In addition, assets that can develop this process are also important. This is the time when the younger generations take up this challenge and contribute to the development of our nation because they have the power to change the Society. Education programs should aim to teach young minds at school level the importance of choosing the right people to take on governance. Traditionally, young people have been asked to stay away from politics. Young people must be motivated to see politics as a means of serving the nation. They should be geared towards anti-corruption campaigns with an emphasis on prevention, education and anti-corruption strategies. Good governance is realistic with youth empowerment.
The wise youngsters we have there should be considered. Some of them, although educated, are unemployed. They should have the opportunity to expose their intelligence to the world and become someone. The government, civil society, voluntary organizations and other stakeholders should help young people so that they can make our country a great and educated country. They will make a huge difference in society and in the whole world. Young people are our life and our nation. They will make our country proud. The country will be recognized. Young people just need support and an enabling environment at the family, community, societal, state, national and international levels which, in turn, will encourage them to carry out their duties.
The role of youth in nation building is crucial. They are problem solvers, have a positive influence on other young people and the nation and are extremely ambitious. They have the ability to create an identity and move the nation forward. However, they will not be able to do so without the support of family, community, government and other young people. Then the young people can make their beautiful land prosper and shine with success.
(The author is a regular writer for this journal and can be contacted at [email protected])