Youth is the back bone of any development of the society, they are like force which should be properly directed, youth is the spring of life. It is the age of discovery and dreams. India has the largest youth population in the world today. The key issues which concern youth in India are universal in nature. Education, Health, Employment, Drug abuse, Gender equality are some of these. We are all aware of these challenges and also of the possibilities of making a difference if these issues could be tackled successfully. Though the youth are very responsive to the challenges, what they need is proper guidance, training and opportunities to channelize their energies.
India is largely an agricultural country and so most of our young people live in villages. Hence needs of rural youth are to be particularly taken care of. Rapid urbanization is leading migration of youth to urban centers and the rural youth who migrate to cities in search of education and employment are sometimes unable to cope up with the alien situation leading to psychological maladjustments and risky behavior. Many young people wounded by life they are excluded from economic progress, and are without a home, a family, a job and there are some who are lost in a world of false illusions, or have abandoned all hope. Special efforts are made to help this group of young people. Similarly, special programs have been designed for youth with disabilities, other marginalized youth, including socially and economically backward sections.
We encourage the young people to seek the absolute, the meaning and fullness of life. And advise them not to be content with anything less than the highest ideals. Do not let themselves be dispirited by those who are disillusioned with life and have grown deaf to the deepest and most authentic desires of their heart
Activities undertaken for the development of the youth in our missions are: