Friday, 25 April 2014

What Young India Wants?


The biggest and the most important thing that young India needs more than it wants it is “protection”. Yes, protection. It may surprise you. You must have thought education, moral values, health and all those sort of things which I consider secondary needs for Young Indians in today’s world as the wants of young India. Protection against evil thoughts, against crime, against vulgarity, against extreme criticism and many more protective coats for 21st century life are the needs of youngsters. Adult citizens may have a different point of view, but being in the age considered the most important and dangerous stage of life, I consider protection as the most important thing for young India. Let me explain you all the examples of protection mentioned by me.
Protection against “evil” thoughts; we all know that this era is considered as the “kalyuga” in Hindu mythology. Yes, this is the truth; family is no more like a family. A teenager has a lot to learn from elders of the family.  Family is the only one which decides whether the child is a good citizen or a bad. Today’s teens become inclined towards the dark side because of the rude way of talking in their family, neighborhood and among friends common in today’s world, their parents behavior towards their grandparents and the most important their family’s point of view over certain issues. Parents must make sure that their children learn from the positive experiences of their life and also that their children are their best friends. Parents should show their ideal side of personality to their children. Parents must protect their children from any unmoral discussions, rude talks. Most of us have seen parents using abusive language in front of children or domestic violence openly or disrespectful attitude of parents encouraging their children to do so. Let us try to change this scenario.
Another protection needed for young India is against crime. It can be of two types-
·         Against being self-involved
·         Against being crime-affected.
Both the protections are equally important. Currently we are aware of the youngsters being involved in crimes. To protect the teens from this, it is necessary for the parents to be their best friends. Parents must try to be as much frank as they can be to their children even in the most serious issues. There must not be any need for teens to hide anything from their parents. Parents must discuss the worldwide issues with their children and tell the positive and negative aspects of life.  India is not much safe for adolescents. They are highly prone to physical or mental tortures. It is obvious that no parent wants its child to suffer from any of the tortures. Just wanting is not the solution. Parents must give proper time on thin king how to keep their children secured.
Protection against vulgarity? Yes. Most of us think it as a way of entertaining ourselves. And the person reading this may think I am too young to write about this. But children or I may say teens of my age think that they are matured enough to know about this. And the person promoting this vulgarity may think, “It is too common nowadays and no one will mind if I do so. The world is so modern and advanced”. But no one thinks that it can be the root cause of various negative results of modern life or how it can damage youngster’s minds. Television is the biggest source of its promotion. Even ads can’t be seen sitting with family. Moreover, songs are also present in this category. There are fewer songs with clean lyrics that can be sung publicly. Before going deeply into the cases of crimes and criminals and its causes, there must be a limit to vulgarity to protect young India.
Now last but not the least, protection against criticism. We say that we are too modern, too latest, too advanced. But where does this modern attitude vanishes when we say or rather criticize a person for his or her dull complexion? Where does this modern attitude travel when we taunt a mother for giving birth to a girl child? Where does this modernity go when we criticize a student on the choice of his subject and pressurize him or her on becoming a science or math genius? Where does our smart mind hide when we mentally torture a student to compete and win the 1st position not even thinking about his or her state of mind? Are we aware that such extreme criticism hollows the mind of the criticized person? You may think that protection against criticism is not what young India wants. Now, I criticize your opinion. Yes, yes and yes. Protection against criticism is must. We are not unaware of the suicidal cases coming in hundreds every year due to tough competition in today’s world. Let’s not waste our hidden talent. If everyone will be a doctor or an engineer, then who will help us in our money matters? Who will preserve our civilization?
It is the duty of every parent to give a little freedom to its children that can make his or her life best. Parents should make sure that their children do not cry for their weaknesses rather feel proud for their strength.
Protection is the only thing that will make every young Indian a sound-minded and physically and mentally fit. If they are fit, smart and positive, surely the country and then the universe will progress and reach the heights of success to its tip. Protect young India, protect the future.
-Sheetal Pahadi