Today, ‘Baba Ramdev’ & ‘Anna Hazare’ are two such names that conjure up a picture of protagonists fighting for a national cause. The two socio-political leaders are crusading for two different causes, Anna Hazare for the Lokpal Bill and Baba Ramdev to bring back all the black money stashed in foreign banks.
The two leaders recently joined hands to highlight their respective causes by fasting for a day.However, the alliance did not last for long and the two have finally parted ways and are following their issues in their own way – Baba Ramdev is seeking support of political heavy weights in the country while Anna Hazare has come out in open support of his teammates and launched a direct attack on the Prime Minister.
Leaders of stature advocating various causes come and go, but burning issues like unemployment, poverty & illiteracy still continue to plague the economy of the nation. These issues go unnoticed as they have become an integral part of the country’s economy and development takes place in the backdrop of these issues. There are thousands of young people in the country who are deprived of even basic education and hence remain unemployed. According to a report by UNESCO released in January 2012, two thirds of India’s youth are illiterate, though it is heartening to learn that the percentage of school dropouts has gone down by eight per cent. Lack of education and required guidance in the right direction limits the scope of earnings. Limited income often frustrates the youth, who in turn start engaging in illegal, criminal and immoral activities.
It’s here, where NGOs like Yuva Parivartan step into make a difference in the lives of such marginalized section of the society. Yuva Parivartan is one of the leading NGOs of the country,and has been working tirelessly for the development of such youth across the nation. Through its widespread network, Yuva Parivartan aids unemployed youth and school dropouts by teaching them skills so that they can earn a living and lead a life of dignity. These activities are done through various camps where the existing skills are enhanced or new training is imparted. The students are also encouraged to work independently on their own and given every possible support to set up their own venture.
At Yuva Parivartan, we light lamps to dispel the darkness from all such lives which have not experienced the joy and light of well-being. Come and join us in our endeavour. Know more about us at www.yuvaparivartan.org