Youth is considered to be the lifeline of the country. They are the backbone of the country that carries the burden of the economy’s progress and development. They are a source of constant power supply that that feeds the nation with zeal, courage and hard work. The average age of any nation is an important determinant for its progress over the years. The average age determines if the country is aging or young.
India is one of the largest and most populous countries of the world. It is blessed with all kind of resources. The country is bestowed with god gifted resources. The biggest resource of the country is the humongous population of the country. To top it up, the population is not aging but one of the youngest in the world which means they are ready to serve the country.
According to surveys, the median age of the country is expected to be 29 by the year 2020. This would make the country one of the youngest countries in the world, which in itself is a blessing. The current demographic statistics show that the number of people in between the age of 15-34 have increased from 353 million in 2001 to 430 million in 2011. By 2020, this number will rise to 458 million making India clearly the youngest nation in the world by 2020. This would mean that 64% of the population will be in the working group.
This scenario looks like a very promising scenario for the nation. With more than half of the population in the working field would mean an inducement in the development process of the nation. But for making this happen, this youth needs a direction to channel their energies. This direction is through the right education and a proper educational platform. This would mean increasing the number of institutes in the country and providing a medium to talented youth to accommodate the growing number of people in need of education.
Undoubtedly, the youth of the county is extremely talented and possess the skill that is required to take a nation ahead. Indians experts are well renowned throughout the world. They are considered to be the best doctors, engineers, software technicians etc. they have famed their nation in almost every field. This is also evident from the fact that many under developed countries want to follow the footsteps of India and they are seeking assistance which is why India is exporting educational expertise to other nations.
India clearly knows that path that it has to follow in order to succeed in the race of the nations to attain development. It needs to capitalize on its biggest resource and try to get the most out of it.
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The article is shared by Sunaina Roy, an active educationist tin India striving to improve the education quality through her endeavors http://www.iao.org/News/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=79