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CHENNAI – 600 034


Allwyn francis
Submitted to
Dr. Anand

Department of outreach
Loyola college,

I deem it as a privilege to thank Rev. Fr.A.Albert Muthumalai S.J the

principal of Loyola college for having offered me an opportunity to
work on this project.
I Express my deem gratitude and regards to Dr Anand
for providing me all fedicities to carry out the project and also for
her constant encouragement and guidance throughout the period of
I am grateful to other staff member of the Dept. of
Outreach for their valuable suggestion, encouragement and guidance
in preparing this project. It is a pleasure to thank my entire staff
member who made me successful in the completion of my project.

Yours sincerely,

Allwyn Francis

I hereby declare that the project work entitled “Outreach

report relating to Youth welfare ” submitted to Dr Anand is a record
of an original work done by me under the guidance of Dr Anand this
project work does not adhere to contents of similar project if any.

Signature of candidate
Youth welfare
Youth welfare aims to improve the opportunities for children and young people and
to support their families. India youth welfare is in the hands of state-run youth welfare
departments and nongovernmental, charitable organizations (NGOs). The duties of these
departments are prescribed in the Child and Youth Welfare Law (Kinder und
Jugendhilfegesetz--KJHG) of 1991.

Arisen of youth welfare

When the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) joined the Federal Republic
of Germany (FRG), the youth welfare laws of the latter also became binding on the former.
Since youth welfare had a different structure in the former GDR, it had to be completely
reorganized in both the state-run and nongovernmental sectors. In the former GDR, youth
welfare was not a separate socio-political branch complementing and correcting other
branches, but was subsumed under a principle according to which economic and social
politics form a unity. In line with the former ideology, social services were rendered by
companies and combines. Youth welfare was primarily based on intervention. A welfare
system comparable to the one in western Germany did not exist.

Youth welfare comprises the following main areas: general youth and social work, day care
for children, and the finding and supervision of foster parents and guardians. Besides helping
disadvantaged children and young people overcome their problems in life and education,
youth welfare also takes the needs and interests of their young clientele into account.
Available measures extend from open facilities (e.g., advice or youth centers), where
participation is voluntary, to highly interventionist measures (e.g., admittance to a home,
revocation of custody). It is primarily the latter tasks that fall within the responsibility of the
state-run sector of youth welfare departments. In recent years, Germany's youth welfare
departments have moved from a mainly repressive, interventionist approach to a more
service-oriented, preventative one. Parallel to this development arose the demand for a much
broader "universal" youth welfare system that would deal not only with the afflicted person
as such, but try to influence that person's environment.

The project "Youth Welfare and Social Change" (carried out by the Federal Ministry for
Women and Youth People at the German Institute for Young)
Demographic Details
The Indian economy is at tipping point. And the youth of this country will determine
the direction the economy takes. As per the Census of India – 2001 the population under 34
years was around 41%. Some experts refer to this large proportion of youth as “demographic
dividend”. Others refer to it as “demographic disaster”. So which way will the economy tip?

Is our burgeoning youth a bane or boon? In the early 1980s China was in a position that India
finds itself today. And China’s current economic boom is said to be the direct consequence
of the large proportion of youth in its population. According to some estimates the current
proportion of population under 25 years in India is 51% and the proportion under 35 is about
66%. This predominance of youth in the population is expected to last until 2050. While the
average age of an Indian in 2020 is expected to be 29 years, the average age for China is
expected to be 37.

With proper education, job openings and healthcare, our youth are sure to tip the economy in
the right direction.

About Kerala State Youth Welfare Board

The Youth represent the hope and future of a country. They have a vital role to play with
regard for fostering and strengthening of social consciousness against all social evils and lead
the country to unity and prosperity.
The existing scenario of the country reflects the problems connected with youth; which
manifest in many unlawful activities of the misguided youth. The immense resources of
youth, if galvanized, can work as a major force of socio-economic change. It is therefore
needed to create increasing opportunities for them to develop their personality and their
functional capacity and thus make them economically productive and socially responsible.
The concept of government job for every individual has now become an illusion. So it is
important to develop the personality of person in a proper way, which will empower him to
face the risks and casualties of life with presence of mind rather than running away from it.
With this view in mind the government of Kerala has given shape to a youth welfare board.
The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board holds the serious responsibility of creating material
situation and empowering the youth along with his/her mental, aesthetic, artistic and physical
development. It gives more importance to the development of a whole society through the
development of every single person. The board aims to boost the pride and confidence of the
youth of Kerala by shaping them up in the artistic, cultural and vocational fields. It plans to
give orientation to the youth on all walks of social and cultural life. This will capacitate
every single youth to function as a resource person, who will give information about the
nook and corner of Kerala, its life, culture and activities, for those outside the state. The
KSYWB will act as a platform of youth empowerment programmes for the youth of Kerala
and equip them to find new opportunities globally.
Board of Directors

1. Hon. Minister for Youth Affairs - Chairman

2. Secretary in charge of Youth Affairs - Member

3. Director of Public Instructions - Member

4. Secretary, Finance Department - Member

5. Director of Collegiate Education - Member

6. Director of Social Welfare - Member

7. Director of Sports and Youth Affairs - Member Secretary

8. Expert Member - Non-Official Member

Organizational Setup

Kerala State Youth Welfare Board

State Youth Centre


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District Youth Youth Centre Adventure

Centre Youth Hostel
(14 Nos) Edavakkad Academy
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Ernakulam (2 Nos)

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Affiliated Youth
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Constitution of the Board

The management of the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board is vested in a Board of Directors
consisting of 15 members, which include 7 Board of Directors and 8 non-official members.
They are nominated by the government. The Hon’ble Minister for Youth Affairs is the
chairman, the Director of sports and Youth Affairs is the member secretary and the Deputy
Director is the Treasurer of Board.
Chairman – Hon’ble Minister for Youth Welfare
Treasurer – Deputy Director
National Adventure Award
The Government of India has been conferring National Adventure Awards to out standing
contribution of youth in the fields of adventure for last few years.

Objectives: -
• To recognize the achievements of persons in the held of adventure
• To encourage young people to develop. The spirit of endurance, risk-training,
corporative team work and quick, ready and effective reflexes in challenging
• To provide incentives to award will be the same as Arjuna Awards conferred in the
field of sports by the ministry of youth affairs and sports.
The Status of the Award will be the same as Arjuna Awards conferred in the field of sports
by the Ministry of youth Affairs and Sports.
Recommendations for the National Adventure Awards can be made, by the Youth/Sports
Department of the State Government concerned, or a recognized adventure institute like
Indian Mountaineering Foundation or by the Adventure Promotion Cell of the
Army/Navy/Air Force or Indo-Tibetan Border Police or similar other Para-military forces.
All nominations in respect of serving personnel of Army/Navy/Air Force, should only come
through their respective Adventure Cell/Directorate. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports can also nominate any person on its own or seek nominations from such other
organizations/ agencies as are deemed fit, for this award.
Ordinarily not more than one Award each will be made for adventure activities on Land, Sea
and Air. A lifetime achievement award may also be conferred in a year. This Ministry may
increase the number of awards in a particular year for specific reasons to be recorded in
writing and with the approval of the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Entries will be received in a pro-forma enclosed in Annexure – II giving the past
performances of the persons recommended in general and for the year of the Award in
particular within such date as is specified on a year to year basis. The last date of entry may
be relaxed at the discretion of the Government of India in exceptional cases.
Government of India will set up a Screening Committee to scrutinize all the entries received
as above land make its recommendations to a National Selection Committee to be headed by
the Minister (Youth Affairs and Sports).
To be eligible for the Award, a person should have excellent performance and have
outstanding qualities of leadership, a sense of adventure and discipline.
The decision of the Government of India in respect of the Award will be final.
The award will consist of a bronze statuette a scroll of honor, a woolen blazer with a silken
tie / a saree and cash award of Rs.1,50,000/- or the same amount as awarded to the Arjuna
Awardees for that particular year whichever is more. The Awards will be presented to the
winners at a function to be held at a place and on a date to be determined by the Government
of India. The Awardees will be reimbursed to and fro airfare and such other fare of
conveyance as relevant in the journey through the shortest rout from his/her place stay to the
place of award ceremony and back. Awardees will also be provided free board and lodging
in a suitable place for the award ceremony. During their stay the awardees will be provided
25% of the admissible DA. They will also be provided journey DA as admissible. One
companion with each lady/disabled awardee will be provided with the same traveling and
/DA facilities as that of the awardee herself / himself.
Canvassing in any form in respect of an entry will render that entry liable to be disqualified.
No award will be made for a second time to the same person.
The award may be given posthumously if such an occasion arises.
Govt of India may cancel or annul the award given to any person under circumstances which
in the opinion of the Government might render such person unworthy of the award and
thereupon the recipient shall be required to surrender the statuette and the scroll of honour.
The decision of the Government of India in respect of interpretation of these rules shall be
final and no appeal shall be against them.

National Integration programmes
India is a nation having diverse cultures, traditions, rituals and beliefs. To preserve this
values and unity in diversity, it is of supreme importance that we foster National and
emotional integration among our people, more particularity the youth who are the future
architects of our nation.
The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board have been conducting National Integration Camps,
Youth Exchange Programs etc, which aims at promoting the National, cultural and emotional
oneness among the youth.

National Integration Camp

Objective: Organization of short-term residential camps of the student and non-student and
non-student Youth in order to instill in them the spirit of national integration, through
various activities.
(I) Group discussions, debates, lectures, and essay and elocution competitions on the theme
of national integration and communal harmony.
(II) Community work, like mass literacy I anti-drug, anti-AIDS,
Pulse-polio, health awareness and environmental campaigns and such other activities as do
not require any expenditure other than allowed within the programe;
(III) Reading and learning from scriptures of various religions and books which inspire the
promotion of national integration;
(IV) Spiritual discourses;
(V) Yoga and meditation;
(VI) Work-camps in which the youth donate manual lab our to create durable community

The holding of National Integration Camp (NIC) would be subject to the following
(I) The duration of the camp should not normally be less than 7 days and more than 10 days.
(II) Number of participants should not be less than 150; however, it may vary at the
discretion of the sanctioning authority.
(III) National Service Volunteers should be associated with the conduct of every camp,
(IV) in each camp, at least 25% of the participants would have to be drawn from a minimum
number of five States representing some linguistic and cultural diversity.
(V) For each camp, there should be a theme identified –which shall be specially stressed
upon along with promotion of national integration. These themes may cover topics like
“Education”, “Health”, “Environment” etc. The selection of Resource Persons should be
related to the theme.
(VI) The resource persons in NICs should be from among eminent scientists, sports persons,
spiritual leaders, school/college teachers or retired teachers or any other persons or eminence
of the locality.

Exhibition For Youth

The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board have been conducting Exhibition for Youth which
aims to promote a spirit of secularism and National Integration, Unity in Diversity, pride in
Indian ness among the Youth of different parts of the Country and to induce a sense of
communal harmony amongst the youth. To enable the youth to receive education and
knowledge about Indian Culture, Freedom Struggle, Constitution of India, Panchayathiraj
and Scheme for weaker sections industry and science and Technology. To provide an out let
to youth to display their stalls and creativity in various fields.
Adventure activities
Government of India is providing support to youth adventure activities through State
governments. The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board gives more support to the youth
adventure training program, which is intended to infuse the spirit of adventure among the
youth. It is clearly evident that the youth of Kerala brim with the spirit of adventure as there
are greater number of entries for the bravery awards from Kerala. The third National
Adventure Academy has been established at Devikulam, Munnar in Idukki district and is
conducting Adventure training programme such as paragliding, mountaineering, trekking etc.
A sub-centre was started at Muzhappilangad in Kannur district, the only drive-in-beach in
Major programmes are
• Trekking
• Paragliding
• Mountaineering
• Water Sports
• Aero Sports
• Scooba diving
• Surfing
Programme for Training Rural Social Animators
The main objective of this scheme is to channelise ‘Youth resources for Rural Development’.
There are thousands of Rural Youth who are willing to do any service on a voluntary basis.
The 152 blocks in the State can be chosen for mobilizing these invaluable Youth resources
and the Block Youth Co-coordinator will be entrusted the responsibility of each block Youth
Community. 50 dedicated Youth Volunteers will be selected at each block and they will be
provided with a two-day intensive training on disaster management, first aid, community
work, etc. These volunteers will be provided with a Resource Kit and an identity Card. Thus
the service of 7,600 Trained Youth Volunteers can be ensured throughout the State. The
service of these Rural Social animators will be a great blessing in time of natural calamities,
unexpected accidents, riots, etc
Promotion of Youth Activities among the Youth of Backward Tribes
In Kerala, the Youth of Backward Tribes are not getting enough opportunities unlike the
Rural and Urban Youth. Three types of programmes are envisaged under this scheme.
Cultural exchange Programmes providing the Youth of Backward Tribes an opportunity to
study the culture and lifestyle of other communities both inside and outside our State, the
preservation and stage performance of Tribal Art forms and financial assistance to 200
selected active Youth Clubs in Tribal Belts are the major programmes.
Youth Exchange Programme
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board will take initiative to train talented Youth to participate in
the International Youth Exchange Programmes with the support of International Youth
Organizations. Youth can register their name for getting information on different Youth
Exchange Programme.

Leadership Training Programme

Youth Leadership Camps
This is a very important area of Youth empowerment program. This ensures in developing a
core group of Youth for the rebuilding of the Nation as well a Trained Task Force in various
spheres. There are two major components in this scheme.
Ten selected Youth Leaders from each District (total – 140) will be provided an extensive
training on all major aspects relating to the youth. This will be followed by 14 District level
Camps where 100 Youth Club Leaders will be provided with the same training. This will
enable to have the service of 1,500 Youth Leaders throughout the state. These leaders will be
attached to the concerned District Youth Centres and their service will be utilized for future
Youth Programmes in each District, besides ensuring all the activities of the Department of
Youth Affairs is reached at grass-root levels.
Young Leaders Forum
This is a unique scheme where 50 selected Leaders from 10 specialized vocation is provided
with an intensive training to upgrade and update their knowledge and skills and thereby
making them responsible Resource Persons of the Board so as to ensure and utilize their
resource in molding the career of thousands of Youth in the State. This ensures the
resourceful support of 500 Young Leaders in the following 10 specialized areas.
Environmental Awareness Programme
Environmental Awareness is an important area the Youth can contribute. There are several
ongoing programmes initiated by the UN Agencies, International Organizations and
Government Departments. The Youth Clubs will have to play a vital role in organizing and
implementing various Environmental Awareness Programmes, Social Forestry Programmes
and formation of Nature Clubs at local levels.
Substance Abuse Prevention Programme
Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and other forms of addiction are increasing in alarming proportion
in our state causing serious threat to our future. Young people have become the largest
hostage of this menace and their vulnerability is increasing day by day. As a responsible
board dealing with the youth, Substance Abuse Prevention is a new area, which needs greater
focus and attention. The board has decided to further launch a state-wide intensive
“Campaign Against Substance Abuse” with the co-operation of UN Agencies, Government
departments and other voluntary organizations.
HIV / AIDS Prevention Programme
HIV/AIDS is another area of global concern. According to estimates, this epidemic is
spreading widely in India. Several steps have been taken by the government and huge funds
are being diverted for the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS. As Youth Welfare Board
envisages a network of action through the State/District Youth Centres, besides Youth Clubs
at grass root levels, it can function effectively in combating this dreadful disease. The
Activities will be done in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO),
UNAIDS, State AIDS Cell and other Voluntary Organizations.

Training for Youth

Youth Employment Training
Although the experiences of young people in industrialized and developing countries are
very different, they share common concerns about their future when it comes to finding
decent and meaningful employment. With many of the world’s major economies slowing in
growth, this is an increasing concern.
UN official report states, “Youth make up more than 40 per cent of the world’s total
unemployed. There are an estimated 66 million unemployed young people in the world today
– an increase of nearly 10 million since 1965”.
In India the situation of youth is the same as any other developing country. The social un rest
due to unemployment make things worst. In Kerala the ratio of unemployed youth is going
up. The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board’s youth employment training scheme aims at
providing training to un-employed youths of the state. It is for promoting self-employment.
A large number of youth have been given training in the fields like Carpentry, Masonry, Bee-
keeping, Electrical and Electronics equipment maintenance, etc which help them to find jobs
in their villages itself.
Career guidance Centre
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board has proposed to establish Career Guidance Centres along
with each district offices. Youth will get information regarding latest employment
opportunities and details about different courses and training.
During the next 5 years the main focus will be exploring the latest advancement in the field
of Science & Technology, particularly Information Technology, besides imbibing the skills
of the Traditional Rural Industry. The Board is intending to establish a State Level Training
Centre and to conduct regular Training and Vocational Programmes with the Central and
State Departments, Khadi & Village Industries Commission, National Open School, Indira
Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), etc.
Counseling Centres for Youth
The Present day strees, strain and competition have affected the mental and emotional health
of the youth. This has reflected in their studies, career, marital, personal and social life. This
scheme aims to find out solutions for the problems faced by the youths and young couples in
our state. There is an urgent need to establish counseling centres attached to the all the 14
District Youth Centres in our state. The staffs to these centres can be appointed on contract
District Youth Centre,
Edavanakkad P.O., Ernakulam
Phone: 0484-2506866 0484-2506866

Youth Clubs
Affiliation of Youth Clubs
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board is supporting the activities of Youth Clubs by giving
affiliation as per the norms of the board. Youth clubs registered for the total welfare adn
empowerment of youth in Kerala without any discrimination is entitled to get the affiliation.
Affiliated clubs will have the privilege to participate in various programmes as well as avail
the assistance provided by the board.
List of affiliated Youth Clubs in Kerala (district wise)

Thiruvananthapuram Kollam Pathanamthitta Alappuzha

Kottayam Idukki Ernakulam Thrissur

Palakkad Malappuram Kozhikode Kannur

Wayanadu Kasargode

Application Form
Interested Youth Clubs in Kerala are requested to submit their application for the affiliation
with Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.

Youth Hostels
There are three Youth Hostels at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode in Kerala.
They are under the administrative control of Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.
There are proposals for construction of youth hostels at Wayanad and Idukki districts. It is a
joint venture of state and central government. The construction of Wayanad Youth Hostel is
Youth Hostel – Thiruvananthapuram Govt. Youth Hostel,
Thiruvananthapuram Ph: 0471-
2501230 0471-2501230
Youth Hostel – Kozhikode Govt. Youth Hostel,
Kozhikode P.O.,
Kozhikode – 673 005
Phone: 0495-2381354 0495-
Youth Hostel – Ernakulam Govt. Youth Hostel,
Kochi, Ernakulam – 682 021
Phone: 0484-2422808 0484-

International Youth Center

Kerala is a state with wide international reputation for its advancement in the field of
education, health, and standard of living. The geography, scenic beauties and cultural
traditions of our state had always been a fascination for people worldwide. The strategic
position of India in South & South East Asia with God’s Own Country in the south provides
the rare opportunity for Kerala to open its windows to the world.
The establishment of an International Youth Centre in Trivandrum is a very important
challenge and venture the Board has decided to undertake during the tenth plan. The
International Youth Centre will be able to host several International Youth Programmes and
events and thereby be self-sustainable in the future. The main objective of the centre is to
mobilize resources from various international organizations for youth development activities
in Kerala and to act as global window for the Youth of Kerala.

National Adventure Academy

The National Adventure Academy at Devikulam has established on March 1998 with the
assistance to Government of India. A special officer is engaged there to look after the day to
day activities of the camp. Now the Academy has its own building. Every year, training in
various adventure activities is given to the selected youths at the age group of 15 to 35 years.
About 530 youths have been trained from the Academy in paragliding basic course, trekking
and rock climbing on free of cost. This is the only institution in India giving adventure
training in adventure activities free of cost. The National Adventure Foundation is the
sponsoring agency in giving training to the youth.
A sub-centre of Adventure Academy was started at Muzhappilangad in Kannur District, the
only drive-in-beach in India. It has conducted Aero-sports Training for 125 selected youths
in January 2001. Training in water sports have been imparted to 120 youths in association
with the Cochin Naval Base, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. It is an encouraging fact
that more and more youths are participating in adventure activities. This will help in
developing harmony and friendship among the various Youth Groups, besides enable the
State to gain laurels at National and International level.
Adventure Academies

National Adventure Academy. National Adventure Academy,

Devikulam Muzhuppilangadu,

Idukki-685 613 Muzhuppilangadu Beach,

Phone: 95486-2564494 Kannur (Dist)

Keralalotsavam, a rare and unique youth festival, is conducted mainly for the youth who
have no proper platform to present their cultural and physical talents. In this festival youth in
the age group of 15-35 can participate in Cultural, Arts and Sports competitions in block,
district level to State level. There are some selected cultural items, which are not popular in
mainstream cultural scene, has also been included in this festival.
Keralotsavam is now a widely accepted festival for the Youth of Kerala. As a result every
youth in this State is getting a chance to project him/her self to the fore-front in every sphere
of life.
About 15 lakhs of youth are participating every year in this festival.

National Youth Festival

Kerala created a model for the nation by initiating a colourful youth festival “Keralotsavam”,
which is conducted with gaiety and fanfare every year. It was the Keralotsavam initiated by
the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board inspired the Government of India to organize the
Desiya Yuva Utsav. Desiya Yuva Utsav is the National Youth Festival organized every year
by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India, in which participants from all the
states participate. Kerala State Youth Welfare Board will promote the talented youth to get
training to participate in the national youth festival.

Yuva Jyothi-Chief Minister’s Self Employment Training Schemes

The Scheme for self Employment Training is started with the aim to make the youth earn and
live independently various Self Employment Programmes are being conducted now in
association with voluntary organizations and clubs, which are affiliated to Kerala State
Youth Welfare Board. Through this scheme, training is conducted in Handicraft soap,
agarbathy making, food processing, computer course, beautician course etc. Many of the
youth from rural area and urban slum have been participating and learning the techniques
and methods from these training scheme. This scheme will make the have the youth self-
reliant and independents by selling up their own production unit.

Youth Awards
The Government of India has been conferring National Youth Awards to outstanding
contributions of Youth between the age of 15-35, for the last few years. In line with the
National Award, the board has decided to introduce State Youth Awards to encourage the
Kerala Youth by acknowledging and recognizing their outstanding contribution towards the
cause of fellow youth and society. This will develop a sense of responsibility as well
improve their personal potential. The Awards will be given at two levels – District and State.
Watch this space for announcement calling entries for youth awards

(April 1st to March 31st)

SI No Schemes Date


Application Inviting (For Next Financial Year)

2. TRAINING IN FOLK ARTS April 10th to May 10th

Inviting Application



5. YOUTH AWARDS June 15th

Inviting Application July 25th

Last date of receiving Application From District Level: - State level August 1st





9. SADBHAVANA DAY August 20th

10. TRAINING FOR YOUTH Sept 1st to Sept 30th

Inviting Application for Central Financial Assistance


Inviting Application for Central financial assistance May 1st to May 30th


13. NATIONAL ADVENTURE AWARD October 1st to 15th

Inviting Application

14. LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP October 1st to 30th

Inviting Application


Inviting Application

16. KERALOTSAVAM November 1st Week

National Youth Festival: January 12th

Felicitation Ceremony February 1st week

17. WORLDS AIDS DAY December 1st



New Schemes
• Formation of S.H Group (Production cum Marketing Units)
• Training in C.G.F.N.S & I.E.L.T.S and other foreign languages
• Soft skill development
• Data bank/ Resume bank (Web Site)
• Training in News reading and comparing
Youth power can transform India: Kalam
Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam says the great challenge of transforming India can be
achieved through youth which has got the power of ideas, ambition and ability.

"This resource of the youth is an important building block for transforming India into a
developed nation," he said at a breakfast meeting Saturday with students of the prestigious
Wharton business school, Philadelphia, America's oldest institution of its kind.

"If you have an aim in life, realize that spent time cannot be recovered," said Kalam,
asserting that no youth today need to fear about the future. The former president was
addressing the students at the 12th Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) held with the
theme of "India Imagine".

The forum is designed to serve as a platform for thought-leaders, professionals and policy
makers to define their perception of the global Indian and discuss the wave of new
imagination that is spurring the nouveau Indian to create unprecedented opportunities.

"Hence the precious time has to be used for achieving the goal, have confidence to win, have
confidence to defeat the problems and succeed and have a righteous heart; you will definitely
succeed in all your missions," Kalam said.

"Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you. I
can assert without fear of contradiction that the quality of the Indian mind is equal to the
quality of any Teutonic, Nordic or Anglo-Saxon mind.

"What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force, which takes one
anywhere. We have, I think, developed an inferiority complex," the former president said,
stressing "what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit.

"We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a
spirit, which will recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to a
rightful place on this planet."

He asked the students to ensure acquisition of three unique characteristics of life: "Realizing
the importance of present that is today; the confidence that I can do it and building
righteousness in the heart."

Posing the question of what the teachers can give to the students for their growth, Kalam
said: "In an integrated way it can be said, that an enlightened human being can be created by
the teacher through providing two unique characteristics.

"One is building capacities among the students to inquire, to innovate, be creative, and
develop the qualities of entrepreneurship and moral leadership," he said. "Second is the
development of moral value system."

He had seen three dreams in India, which have taken shape as vision, mission and realisation,
said Kalam, citing the space programme of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), the
AGNI programme of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and PURA
(Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) becoming a National Mission.

"Of course these three programmes succeeded in the midst of many challenges and
problems," he said, sharing his learning from these three programmes based on his personal

He summed these up as "high level thinking to transform the vision into missions,
acquisition of knowledge from all sources, and working without boundary conditions till the
realisation of the mission".

Above all the leader "absorbs the failure and takes the responsibility and gives the credit for
success to his team while executing the mission," Kalam said.

Over the last two years WIEF has traced the Indian growth story exploring themes such as
'India's Mantra for Success' and 'Realising the Indian Dream'
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Youth and Politics
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It is certainly not a luxury if a corruption-free state has to be created, or so, all the
leading dailies would have us believe. But have these dailies ever stepped deep into
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Role of Youth In Indian Politics
Democracy is the buzz word for our political system. But is it really so? Is it
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being governed? Should it not bother us that at the age people generally take
The Politics of Youth
Politics in India has always been a process has been driven essentially by the past and
there in lies an inherent contradiction in the very system, The framework of politics
and the political setup is essentially meant to take its subject forward and in most
cases in a manner that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. It is here and in this
regard that a greater...
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Let’s Participate in Politics
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statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru. Most of the politicians appear
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Young Diplomacy
I am a believer and so are many of us. We believe because there is something so
passionate about all of us. It is this passion that arises with the growing sense of
awareness and understanding young people have of the world today. The moving

Youth and Politics

Youth Politics is a category which involves or otherwise impacts the Youth. It was
first identified in the American Politics with the formation of the American Youth
Congress in the 1930s. Omar Abdullah’s recent speech in parliament on the
confidence motion started with, “I am an INDIAN first and Muslim second”; and
brought the focus on the importance of the...
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and enthusiasm. Every field, be it science, education, research, technology, literature,
music or filmmaking, the youth plays a significant role in them. Youth forms the
future and the hope for progress in right direction.

Jaag Yuva Jaag
The youth is the spring of the human life. The sky is the limit for the energy and
enthusiasm of the youth. This is the time when everything becomes possible. Their
dreams and ambitions rise to the infinity. At this age, a person gets wings of the birds
and the power of wild cats. Truly quoted by Henry Wadsworth that “How beautiful is
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Make Way for the New
In 19 years of my life, I have not yet been able to make up my mind as to whether I
am a feminist or not. And so, my stand on women’s’ reservation (33% in the
parliament) could change every five minutes. After giving it a lot of thought, I
realized that one can never be sure of the success the bill might generate, if it is
Following youth are the changemaker – you can be one of them too?

Bhavana Padavi - CHANGEMAKER

A brighter future through quality education for the next generation in her village

Jayavantubhai Vasava - CHANGEMAKER

Ensuring education for all children in his village

Malitha Gamit - CHANGEMAKER

Improving infrastructure in her village to better quality of life

Mathews Gamit - CHANGEMAKER

Advocacy against alcohol consumption, empowering youth and generating employment in
his village
Meenakumari Gamit - CHANGEMAKER
Improving education in her village, getting marginalised tribal community into main stream

Pinakin Padavi - CHANGEMAKER

Solving severe water problem in his village


Empowering youth and generating employment in his village


Getting the children in her village interested in studies by making education fun
Major youth Problems and areas of concern

Today the youth of the country are lacking there soul strength, due to their social
backwardness, educational backwardness, & economical backwardness.
They are depressed from thousand years, after the independence most of the community’s
were given opportunity in getting education, & getting a job in government service
Today the situation is completely different from past 50 years, because most of the backward
class people were appointed as teacher’s of the primary school after 1990.
Before 1990 (in Karnataka state) most of the people use to say that Brahmins and Kshatriyas
were control the education institution, after 1990 most of the backward class born teachers
children’s are studying in private school’s and competing to government job’s .
Let us think why those government school teachers don’t put there children in there same
school were they teach to rural children.
Most of the rural children are effected to Dyslexia (difficulties in Reading, Spelling, Writing,
Handwriting, Number, problem in Organization, Concentration, Language, Memory)
because of there lack of teaching skill’s they think that if they take there children in same
school the child may effect from getting good education, so the teachers don’t worry about
the future effect to rural child in his life.
Let us think what will be the life of rural child.
Some children will out of school within the age of 13, some after 16 ages.
Some will complete there education but no full knowledge, these youth are today facing a
critical situation in there life.
By taking this situation most of the money minded people and criminal minded & Religion
minded people are taking opportunity to hypnotizing the youth in the name of improving the
way of living standard, earning more property, Religion, Politics.
By all this criminal activity in our mind for the sake of comparison of living standard,
The world may explode at any time with Nuclear because of our narrow desire.
Our first duty is that we should not be a burden on society; we should be self-dependent.
From this point of view self-sufficiency itself is a kind of service. We shall use our spare
time for the service of others. If all become self-sufficient none will be in trouble.
Even if we succeed in realizing self-sufficiency completely, man being a social being, we
will have to accept service in some form or other.
That is, man is as much self-dependent as inter-dependent. When dependence becomes
necessary in order to keep society in good order it is no longer dependence, but becomes co-
operation. There is sweetness in co-operation; there is no one weak or strong among those
who co-operate.
Let every man and woman and child, without respect of cast or birth, weakness or strength,
hear and learn that behind the strong and the weak, behind the high and low, behind
everyone, there is that Infinite Soul, assuring all the infinite possibility and the infinite
capacity to become great and good. Let us proclaim to every soul: Arise, arise, awake!
Awake from this hypnotism of weakness. None is really weak; the soul is infinite,
omnipotent, and omniscient. Stand up, assert yourself, proclaim the God within you, do not
deny Him.
Unemployed youth is the only major problem

India is shining. India is progressing with an amazing growth rate. Growth rate of India is the
second highest in the world after that of China. The youth force of India are contributing lot
to the same. It is believed that principal reason behind Indian progress is its youth force,
highest in number in the world. However, there is a problem. Huge number of Indian youth
are not only unemployed but unemployable.

There are two new world leaders China, in manufacturing sector and India, in service sector.
Large number of white collar jobs are waiting for suitable candidates. Indian youth force,
behind the progress of India, is mainly engaged in IT. India is a leader in software.Software
industries in India are continually offering white collar jobs besides some blue collars.

India is also world leader in BPO (Business process out sourcing) and KPO (Knowledge
process out sourcing). Large number of call centers are contributing to the industries and
trades of America the US, UK, Australia, Japan, European Union, Canada and many other
developed countries. BPO sector needs large number of blue collars. KPO industries require
and offer white collar jobs.

IT industries has seen a tremendous boom in India. This industry has employed large number
of educated youth with handsome salary. Normally, IT is the highest paid sector.
Management, banking, finance, retail, telecommunication, entertainment etc. are some other
new sectors that helped India in her tremendous growth.

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Typical problem
These sectors has started facing a typical problem. Despite a large number of educated youth,
there is a shortage of skilled manpower. This is the dilemma. There are unemployed youths
and the companies are facing shortage of manpower.

A recent survey throws light on the problem, problems with the educated youth. They are
mainly lacking three types of skills.

1. Comunication skill

2. Analytical skill and problem solving

3. Domain.

While in interview approximately sixty percent candidates are screened due to lack of
communication skills. Rest twenty five percent are screened for analytical skills and five
percent for their lack of knowledge in their respective domain. Hence ninety percent of
educated youth force are lacking in one of these three main skills required for job and
employment.Only ten percent of educated force of India is employable. Employers are
struggling hard to attract them with huge pay-packages that is increasing their production
cost significantly. The employers are loosing their competitive edge in global markets.
Global slow down only adds to the crisis. Corporations are now facing dual problem.

The problem lies in the education system.The Indian education system has a mismatch with
the requirements of the industries. Institutes teach what ever they want. Institutes do not
teach what industries require. Industries do not require what institutes teach. The syllabus
committees has not been interfacing with the industries. Many big industries have set-up
their own in house training program to fight with the problem.
Most of the newly employed youths are compulsorily undergone employers own training
program. This enhances cost of employers enormously. It also wastes time.

The problem and solution have two aspects: Individual and collective.

As an individual you have to choose your courses carefully. You have to interact with the
industries to know their requirements.You must choose an institute very carefully. Ensure
that they are covering above mentioned three aspects in their syllabus. It is in your best
interest to ensure that your institute is interfacing with the requirements of industries before
you admit into it.

What should be done as a general measure to solve the problem?

The one point solution of the problem is a change in education system, a radical change.
There must be an interface among Government bodies looking after education, Universities,
all India committee of technical education and the representatives of the industries. The
institutes must educate as per industries' needs.

Have these done, India will not face problem of unemployability.