Government Policy on Youth Affairs

Report of a Commonwealth Meeting, Chandigarh, 9–13 March 1979

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Recognizing Youth Identity: Need for National Youth Policy

Questions such as these have acquired a new relevance in the present context. Youth are becoming clamorous in all parts of the world; they are unwilling to conform to the pattern of behaviour set for them by the older generation; in increasing numbers they are resorting to escapes such as consumption of drugs; and they take to thoughtless violence with an ease unthihkable in the past. The traditionally held assumption that they should devote most of their early youth in institutions of formal education and enter the world of work immediately after conclusion of their studies is no more valid - because the formal system of education does not satisfy young men and women and the employment opportunities are just not enough.


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