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By : Kumbakonam S Venkataraman, Associate Editor, Dynamic Youth online magazine
Functional Area : India
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The Draft National Youth Policy 2012 (India) is available on the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Website. It would remain open for comments and suggestions till 31st July, 2012. The Feedback can be mailed to or or

On behalf of Dynamic Youth the following comments on the draft National Youth Policy (India) have been forwarded to the authorities concerned.

Comments on the draft National Youth Policy, 2012

1. The draft National Youth Policy (India) 2012 seeks to change the definition of youth. Presently it refers to the age-group of 13 to 35; now it has been proposed to change it as 16 to 30.

Youth is not something one gains on a given birthday and loses it on another.

Youth is a period in life when the person is highly active, productive and creative; when the person is capable of contributing substantially to the solution of the problems of life.

We do agree there are administrative compulsions to lay down rules and then to adhere to them. But if we take the changes in the medical, educational and social fields into account, there are only reasons to widen the age-group denoting the youth. If the span of life lengthens, it only means that it lengthens in all stages including Youth. It cannot be taken as mere lengthening of old age. It would be good if we redefine the Youth as belonging to the age-group of 13 to 40; and the relevant sub-groups can be 13 to 21, 22 to 28, 29 to 40. If, for some reason this is not possible, we can at least retain the present definition for the youth as 13 to 35.

2. It is heartening to note that the concepts of Patriotism, National Unity, and Social Cohesion receive due emphasis in the beginning itself. But there are no specific ideas that would help achieve these aims. The policies of communal reservations, and emergence of regional political parties and the resultant weakening of the national level political organizations effectively prevent the youth to think in terms of India as their motherland. Unfortunately, they are forced to think in terms of their castes, religion, region and language. This position should change. If the youth should grow as patriotic nationalists, honest attempts should be made to secure them against the parochial social and political tendencies touching upon the policies and programs of other ministries also. In the absence of dynamic changes in the policies and programs of all the departments of governments, both States and Central, the chances of the present youth of India developing into a cohesive national force are bleak. This is not asking for too much, when independent India is more than 60 years old! At least a commitment to this effect should be incorporated in the National Youth Policy, 2012; and it should reflect in all the programs to be drawn for Youth Development hereafter, at State and Central levels.

3. The large scale corruption is a blemish on governance. The Youth should be taught to hate this malady in public life and should be encouraged to act against it under all circumstances. These days, in the absence of strong ‘anti-corruption stance’, patriotism means nothing in India.

The vision of the Indian Youth should be zero level corruption in India. Otherwise, speaking of politically empowering them would be meaningless. This has to be said in so many words in the National Youth Policy so as to inspire them to work for efficient, corrupt-free governance in India. They have a very important role to play in this area of public life and it would be a serious lacuna if the National Youth Policy does not reflect this. 

K S Venkataraman

Associate Editor, Dynamic Youth

1 comments on "Draft National Youth Policy 2012 INDIA"
  Commented by  Flyup Saumya, 10th student, city montessori school    | 06 16 2012 20:24:27 +0000
sir aap bidar me h na?? i saw a show it happens only in india usme aap k hi baare me bataya tha na??
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