It is universally accepted truth that youth are the real game changers of any society, state or a country. Youth can contribute a lot when they will get adequate chances to run the show. According to Ex-UN Secretary General that “young people around the world are torch bearers of sustainable development agenda”. It is also believed that two-thirds of poor people around the world are living in fragile & conflict affected states. One of the biggest obstacles for proper development is to limit the opportunities for young people. It is also believed that knowledge & experience shall go with young innovative ideas for better results. Sharing knowledge & experience inculcate the motivation power in youth. It will help in getting top talent access & recognition besides generating new ideas. Time has come to explore the young talent whether it may be in politics, business, sports or any other fields & activities. At the same time by attaining any position at any point of time will be fruitful only when he or she shows dedication, honesty and commitment. They can frame economic policies which will suit the majority of the people of that particular state. Many countries in the world like Hungary and Canada are run by young leaders efficiently by setting new goals for prosperity of their respective countries. Mr. Viktor Orban Hungarian Prime Minister took over charge again in 2010 pledges at an economic conference to keep deficit target to below 3%. Mr. Justin Trudeau abandoned previous pledges to balance the budget. He pledged to spend on new infrastructure which gains popularity and the general public love it. Similarly, in cricketing world the countries like South Africa, England and Australia nurturing the young talent and make them to play at the International Platform. The management analyze their fitness and their performances over a period of series. Recently, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson born November 1981 retires from International Cricket to pay a way for new talent. Those who opt retirement to “Pay way” for young talent do not mean that their services is not required now. But they can contribute in other ways and assignments in a much better way.
Coming back to our state youth are facing tremendous hurdles even in earning hand to month. They are facing peculiar situation in finding any suitable job at proper place. Many departments remained or remaining headless for the years together and extensions in regular service even attaining the age of superannuation is a concern. Tempering in date of birth by the people who are at helm of affairs surfaced in recent past. The Union demand to increase the retirement age of employees to save their position and the acceptance of their demand by the authorities seems a big flaw. The increase in age limit justifies the extension in the regular services of many blue eyed employees and executives besides a least concern of disbursement of terminal benefits. Many more inherited defective set up needs to address at the earliest without apply delaying tactics for real prosperity of the state. At each nock & corner we find Nepotism and favouritism prevailing & flourishing. Number of politicians in the country has crossed the age limit of 85 years but they are still holding the chair. Old aged brand ambassadors and celebrities are anchoring from a product like chocolate to large corporate business hence blocking all possibilities for young people to deliver. They also do not “Pay Way” to young talent in government sponsored new initiatives which will affect the very purpose of programme. In order to move forward we must learn from the other countries around the world and organize seminars in our state to inculcate the culture among people to “Pay Way to Youth” voluntarily for betterment in transparent way.
Shabir Ahmad Shah is an Executive in Financial Institution & can be reached at [email protected]