Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. Distinguished Judges of deference, esteemed dignitaries, teachers and all my friends, warm greetings to you all. Here I am to share what I think What young India wants? The India is going through an upheaval and there are great uncertainties ahead. But it is a moot point whether Indian is affected India’s structural and political problems or mismanagement. Is this the young India? No and we must be strong enough to tell it bold and brave because we are the young India. The young”, according to Pearl S. Buck, “do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation”. What is it that mfoung India” actually wants? Before telling that let me tell you what are all the problems she currently faces. Anybody would simple tell illiteracy, poverty, income inequality, corruption and so on. But it’s time we stop talking about this material problem and really find out what is the mess.
A clueless society, none to follow, none to lead, no political knowledge, politics deriding youth and a lot more. Aren’t these enough for a catastrophe of problems? k enough of problems. Come on let’s think and then get on to it. At present if no role models then let’s create role models. Nothing ever changes in seconds. Rome was not built in a day. It takes time. We are tomorrows officers, teachers, army, council and cabinet. Why we are the tomorrow. We are the young India. We know what we want and let us not wait for it. Let us create it.
Why hate politics and leave it behind? Somebody has got to change the system and let it be us. Why not follow ourselves or why not lead? Or better why don’t we move together? “Just like Humpty Dumpty’s un-birthdays in Alice and Wonderland, which re celebrated throughout the year except on the day of the birthday, we want young people to participate in democracy all year around, not Just on the day of the elections and create a participative democracy rather than a representative one. ” A year or a two then we are a part of it.
This is the ancient land where wisdom made its home before it went into any other country. It is the same India which has withstood the shocks of centuries, of hundreds of foreign invasions of hundreds of upheavals of manners and customs. It is the same land which stands firmer than any rock in the world, with its undying vigour, indestructible life. We are the children of such a country. I am here to speak to you today about some practical things. The problems in India are more complicated, more momentous, than the problems in any other country.
Race, religion, language, government ??” all these together make a nation. The elements which compose the nations of the world are indeed very few, taking race after race, compared to this country. Here have been the Aryan, the Dravidian, the Tartar, the Turk, the Mogul, the European ??” all the nations of the world, as it were, pouring their blood into this land. Of languages the most wonderful onglomeration is here; of manners and customs there is more difference between two Indian races than between the European and the Eastern races.
We are taught to service, to be brave and to work for victory. Well we know what young India wants, we know why and we know what to do. Then why wait? Today itself my dear friends swear in and work for a prosperous young India. Let’s not forget our pledge we take power or better or even the best. Older people believe, for reasons I can’t fathom, that youth equals stupidity, when youth is really an attribute to intellect, not a detriment and let us make believe in a greater young India.