The most important resource for any country or a company is its human resource. For example, Japan as a country has almost no natural resource but it still is one of the most advanced countries on this planet, reason being its citizen. India is one of the youngest countries in the world.
India can also become a prosperous country, if the youth of our country are utilised positively. By 2022 the average age in India will be 29 and it is set to become the world’s youngest country with 64% of its population in the working age group. Today, every fifth person in India is an adolescent, and every third – a young person..
The countries like Western Europe, the US, South Korea, Japan and China have grown rich before they have grown old. They invested in education and skills, health, empowerment and employment. India should also invest in the betterment of its youth. It will pay dividend if the youth of India is empowered with synchronised vision, competencies and positive thinking to achieve the growth of the country.
What we all need is change of mindset to keep India going on with more Vigor and vitality. The positive India marks the beginning of a change in the thinking and behaviour of Indian people. “Catch them young” should be the mantra as behaviour is easier to change in the early years of one’s life.
Positive India will drive behavioural changes within the citizens of India, that will pave the way for development of value-based society. India opened up its economy in 1991 but the minds and hearts of the people also need to be opened up to make them realise their true potential.
Positive thinking is the mother of all virtues. If entire India become positive, much of the problems can be solved as it will unleash the true potential of the vibrant and diverse nation. One needs to assume positivity and deny negativity. Some of the direct advantages of positive thinking are as under:
- Start seeing half glass of water as “half full” instead of “half empty”.
- Transformation to “can do” approach.
- Always looking for solutions.
The second pillar towards making a strong India is competency building of the population in the professional areas of leadership, strategy, planning, soft skills etc. Competency helps in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness in achieving any given objective.
Positive India will act like a solid foundation, over which the edifice of competent India will be built on. Mind accepts and retains something for only as long as heart allows. India has got the youngest working population in the world. The demographic dividend will bear fruits, if the youth has got the right skills along with the right opportunities.
Positive attitude enables to identify the options and solutions and not keep struggling with the problems. It is particularly emphasized on Thinking about the nation and developing a Positive India.