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Youth taking charge of the Nation

Silhouette of youth jumping in front of Indian flag colours

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand (thinker, philosopher and social activist). The youth play a vital role in the development of any country.

There is tremendous power in the youth to change the world and make it a better place to live in. Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight to ensure that all children, including girls, have the right to education. She believed that “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, started the movement Fridays for Future (skipping school on Fridays) to urge world leaders to take immediate action against climate change. These youth icons have shown us that the youth can make small steps to bring about big changes in the world.

President APJ Abdul Kalam believed that the youth have an indomitable spirit and can achieve any goal they put their mind to. He shared how the ignited minds of the youth can lead lives full of purpose so that the world we live in can develop and prosper.

Cover of the January 2023 issue of The Teenager Today featuring the International Kite Festival held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion.

Dr Resham Satyani

Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion.