Contemporary political scenarios, economic crises, and social upheavals have raised serious questions among young people.
Young people are the drivers of economic, social, political, and cultural change.
Mao Zedong, the hero of the Chinese revolution, is targeting the youth: “Youth, this world is yours.” Young people carrying historical responsibilities are the backbone of social change and development of the country. Nepal is still a country of youth.
According to the population figures (16 to 40 years old), Nepal has a youth population of more than 40 percent.
Prosperity is the only dream of a citizen now. Fulfilling the dream of a prosperous future, the beginning and continuity of the present is inevitable. The present time is as important for the youth as the youth need for the prosperity of the country. Every agenda of sustainable development is linked to youth.
That is why the standard of living of the youth and every citizen is a sensitive time now. Unexpected scenarios have been seen in Nepal’s politics lately.
If the state machinery, policies and practices are not people-oriented, it cannot be said that the youth will not have to face the same fate from the past in the days to come. If there is always political instability and crisis of law, the golden future of this generation of youth is likely to be meaningless.
From the past, the country has been stuck in a vicious circle around an old but immature leader who knows politics but has no way of governing. And, there is still no certainty as to how long such a pointless political comedy will continue. These are the serious questions facing every youth today.
Politics and Culture
There is a great lack of political honesty and culture among the common politicians of Nepal. In the past, the people have supported the change of law for political culture, honesty, and people-centered rule of law. But the system has changed according to the schedule, the situation has not changed according to the wishes of the citizens.
The role of the state in people-centered issues and the culture of political honesty are being erased. Ujjwal Thapa, an honest leader who envisioned capable youth leadership, fell prey to the epidemic and left a lasting impression on many people. There are other young leaders like him who can make a pro-people political impact. Nowadays, political culture and honesty are expected of every youth.
However, in recent times, the hateful game of political selfishness over the dreams of the youth has been continuing. Political strife has divided from the center to social activists into voices of defense and protest. If today’s youth cannot follow and practice political culture, the dream of a prosperous Nepal with good governance may be unfulfilled in the future. It is very important for the youth in politics to understand that this is our time, we should start the good deeds and explain them to the youth.
Youth unity is necessary to move forward the cultured and honest politics by tearing down the indecent scenarios seen in politics in recent times. Young leaders like Gagan, Pradip, Bishwaprakash of the Congress, Yogesh, Gokarna of the UML, Barshaman of the Maoists, Lekhnath, and Rabindra, and Milan of Vibekshil should try to establish a good political culture. Not only by following the older generation, but also the younger generation must take the lead role for suitable, honest, and decent political leadership. Not only political culture but also social culture needs to be changed.
Migration and Dependence
Another serious issue among the youth is the migration of able and patriarchal youth. The main reason for this is indirectly political instability. Despite having ample opportunities and potential in the country, the employment-oriented sector business has not been able to expand.
If an environment and motivation are not created for the patriarchal and capable youth to do some entrepreneurship in the country, dependency and emigration will never come less. The youth are needed to use, protect, promote and develop the resources of the country, but due to the lack of visionary policy of the state, the youth have been forced to flee. How long will such a destiny continue? It is also uncertain.
Due to the lack of timely development of economic sectors, the opportunities and possibilities for the youth to do something in the country have not been successful. On the one hand, the exodus of youth, on the other hand, the fragmentation of agricultural land and barrenness have resulted in loss of production and employment to the state. As a result, dependence on general goods and services, agriculture, livestock, clothing and basic necessities has increased. Young leaders and youth should take the lead in protecting self-reliant businesses and creating employment opportunities for capable as well as capable youth in the country. How long will such an environment last? Today’s youth also have the important responsibility of balancing economic inequality and trade deficit in a timely manner by encouraging youth towards entrepreneurship, self-employment, self-reliant business and preventing the burning distortions of migration, dependency and rising youth unemployment. So,
Development and Policy
Making Policy Rules are not effective and people-oriented. Irregularities, delays, and extreme negligence in development programs have not led to development as expected by the youth. Such problems continue to arise because of the interests of limited individuals. Every year there is a challenge of full and successful implementation of the development plans and programs mentioned in the periodic plan and annual budget. Youth-friendly policy, construction, and implementation are equally weak.
Today’s Eklavya slogan of the youth is to follow the rules and regulations and participate in development and policy making. According to the concept of participatory development, the youth should emphasize on every dimension of development and evaluation and monitoring of projects from policy making, planning, programs.
The youth should be interested in long-term policy, criteria of projects, and their quality. Awareness and constructive vigilance must be maintained for the rule of law, for its implementation, and for the overall transformation of the political, economic, and social aspects in the future.
Society and politics are complementary. The result of today’s society is the politics of tomorrow. As half of the total population of Nepal is occupied by youth, the participation of youth in the process of social change is inevitable. Today’s young modern society, literate manpower, digital generation, positive thinking youth should continue to put creative pressure on issues of national importance for good governance and justice.
Law and Order
Nepal envisioned by the youth today is a prosperous country with good governance. Countries at the forefront of good governance are now in the process of recognizing prosperity through the rule of law and accountability. Such prosperous countries are now seen as developed. A generation of those countries had worked hard for the rule of law. But we do not understand the seriousness of the country.
First, in the midst of a political crisis, a health crisis, an economic crisis and a humanitarian crisis, is it relevant to call a re-election? The budget alone is not enough to control the epidemic in time. How can the budget and the people be ready for the election? Second, what is the guarantee that political stability and a reliable government will be formed even after the elections? Even if elections are an alternative to the democratic system, what kind of political culture does the repeated dissolution of the people’s representative parliament create in the coming days?
If constitutional law and order cannot be established due to party interests, then what is the basis for the country to fulfill its dream of prosperity by creating opportunities for the poor and unemployed youth? What could be a bigger crisis than this? These are serious questions for young people.
The disintegration of the system and unconstitutional measures have created an ironic situation for the rule of law and the future of the youth. The humanitarian crisis, economic crisis important, or political crisis now? The time has come for the conscious youth to think seriously.
The youth must retaliate against Bethiti, but such retaliation must be constructively civilized and dignified. The youth should be driven not only by the faith of one party but also by the main need for social transformation. In the search for truth and facts, young people must always be aware of the long-term strategic implications of law and order.
Recent political scenarios have brought the youth to such an important stage in history. Questions have arisen along with the challenges that young people face in abundance. It is also a golden opportunity for today’s capable generation to contribute to the rule of law, sustainable development, and prosperity.
Therefore, the youth should not stop being vigilant for the contribution of the nation.