A PUSH to generate aspirational JOBS for the youth of India
Looking at recent data, it is very difficult to escape from the turmoil of uneducated youth in the country. A McKinsey survey report has indicated that the GDP of India has grown over 7% per annum from 2015-2017 but the growth in employment is only 1.7%, which is very low.
In the first quarter of 2018, a whopping 2.8 crore people have applied for the railway jobs for vacancies. It clearly shows that even after having practical salary expectations, the youth of India is struggling to get a decent job.
It is imperative to push the areas of employment and education to develop as a high-income or high middle-income country. In the present, one-third of India’s population is youth bearing the age 10 to 27. With a strong belief in young people, I am on a mission to empower the youth of India with the help of technology. The youth of this country has the potential and ability to change the face of its economy, if the hidden talent of the youth is discovered and combined with the untapped opportunities of technology, the country can set up the pace towards development.
When I travel across India, I find several youths looking for jobs. Many educated and ambitious youngsters are spending all of their time on smartphones and social networks because they are morphed into the frustration of finding jobs. This situation can soon land up to more crime and unrest, if not resolved. They aspire for jobs but unable to find it, and this makes me more focused towards my vision to empower the youth of my country.
Mark Twain has once said – “There is no sadder thing than a young pessimist”. Because pessimism leads to paralysis. I believe that young people are hungry for better options. In recent times, the scenario of Indian youth is changing where they are refusing the status quo and taking risks for a better future. The entrepreneurship boom within the young population of our country is one of the major factors that makes me more optimistic.
The inputs into job creation would be fruitful to empower India’s youth. Apart from the change in the unemployment situation, another significant change required is attitudinal – both in the employment seekers and providers. The current fixation in the employment and growth exists but at the same time, everyone should understand that neither high, medium or sustained reduction of unemployment is possible without a paradigm change in the approach of employment and education in the youth of India.