Is India really moving towards a better future?

India, as the largest democracy of the world is all set to create a golden future for itself in the forthcoming millennium. There are several achievements that make India proud, like developments in science and technology, quality education, self-sufficiency in food and most importantly India has assessed its potential that it harbors for a glorious future.

However, the realization that India has miles to go when we encounter some harsh realities looms large. Some of these facts are indeed unnerving and are like stumbling blocks on the way to the golden future the country dreams of. Even after more than six decades of independence, more than 37% of Indian population is below the poverty line, which means that this huge part of Indian population goes to bed with an empty stomach. India loses 3000 children each day owing to malnutrition which made our Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh admit that malnutrition is a “National shame”. Young kids die in large numbers due to elementary illnesses like diarrhoea. Health is an area of major concern.

India needs to focus on broader issues like nutrition, literacy, proper sanitation etc. that will automatically lead to improved health conditions of the poor. For instance, even after spending millions on the infrastructure of the cities, it does not help in getting rid of the garbage heaps which is quite an important issue and should not neglected. Changing governments and murky politics in the nation have side-lined these important issues which form the base of any nation. Instead issues like corruption, misuse of power, crime, etc. have taken the centre stage.

It is in the midst of all this cacophony, that Yuva Parivartan, an NGO that has dedicated itself to the upliftment of unemployed youth, is doing a mammoth task of bringing light into those lives. Yuva Parivartan is a leading NGO with national presence that helps school dropouts with vocational training and subsequent placements. Several socio-economic factors like, lack of resources, early marriage of girls, early motherhood, lack of intent, etc. that force young boys and girls to drop out of school, thereby restricting their chances of employability and a better and secured future. Yuva Parivartan is like a new ray of hope for such lives. It helps them in picking the threads of life and begin afresh. It’s workshops include not only vocational training but also guide them on ways of self-employment.

Yuva Parivartan is a group of determined people who have been putting their honest efforts since years, to work for a common cause, which is purely & solely to make a difference in the lives of the unprivileged youth.

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