Having lived in the US and India, I’ve had the chance to observe youth raised in different cultures. One may argue that the issues faced by the youth in India and those faced by the youth outside our country, are very different. However, the youth across the world face one common problem – confusion! Today’s youth are not only confused about their career, but also about their identity. They are at an impressionable age and hence the correct guidance and support is critical to their healthy environment. This is where Youth Inc Magazine comes in. Over the last one year, this magazine has brought forth several youth issues and has helped address the general confusion that plagues the youth, without sounding preachy. I am proud to act as a mentor for this much-needed magazine.
Ankit Miglani is the Deputy MD
of Uttam Steel, a JV with Arcelor- Mittal. He has studied at the Wharton School of Business. A voracious reader, his interests range from fiction to popular physics.
The youth in India makes up about 34 per cent of the total population. I have always believed that the future of any nation depends on the quality of its youth. India’s youth is its powerhouse of infinite energy and all we need is to direct their energy in constructive channels that lead to development and progress. I think the youth today needs focus and has a lot of potential that needs self exploration. They need to realise what they are capable of doing and need to experiment with new fields and not get stuck to what everyone is doing. I think our youth is extremely talented and capable of achieving anything they put their minds to. Youth Inc is a boon for youngsters and I really wish we had something like this 10 years ago. The magazine gives details that are very helpful for students who want to pursue higher studies, nationally and internationally. I also believe and Quote what Pablo Picasso said “Youth has no age” and feel that the magazine is a good read for people of all ages.
Rouble Nagi is an artist in the true sense; painter, mural maker and theatre artist who achieved success at a young age. She also holds art camps with underprivileged kids.
The youngsters of today are focussed, driven and have a greater civic awareness compared to when I was growing up. They are also far more geared to succeed. And I think that this is their greatest strength. Everyone has the right to better their circumstance and today’s generation is testimony to that. I think what they need and what we all need is better governance. A system that is more inclusive and enabling is also the need of the hour. I think a magazine like Youth Inc is forward looking for young adults searching for the big answers to the rest of their lives. Careers, life choices and dreams are made and unmade in college and Youth Inc helps with that decision-making process.
Raunaq Roy is the owner of Hungama.com. As a foodie, she initiated ‘The Budding Gourmet’ website and has led the team as Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful People at Ogaan Publication.
I believe that the youth of today tend to get confused because of the ample options available to them. There is lack of guidance and more often than not, the youth simply follow the herd. Of course, there are exceptions and every now and then I am impressed with the resilience of the youth. Today’s competitive environment is characterised by the need to constantly innovate and to reinvent oneself in order to sustain and grow one’s stature, both personally and professionally. I believe that Youth Incorporated Magazine has created a niche for itself and is now one of the leading magazines on education, careers, lifestyle and entertainment. My advice to the youth of today is to climb the coveted ladder of success; one must acquire the appropriate skill, knowledge and attitude needed for exploiting the available opportunities. Once this is achieved, the world is your oyster.
DR KAMAL GUPTA
Dr Kamal Gupta is the Chairman and Managing Trustee of Lala Lajpatrai Memorial Trust and also the Chairman of the Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Mumbai. He is also on the executive committee of the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC). Dr. Gupta has dedicated his life to the betterment of the youth and has introduced several degree courses at Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics and Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management.
DR INDU SHAHANI
Dr Indu Shahani is the Principal of HR College of Commerce & Economics and the Sheriff of Mumbai. Recognised as an international academician currently she is Advisor- India, for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Dr Shahani is also a member of the committee on vocationalization at the University Grants Commission (UGC).
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