In November 2014, United Nations in its General Assembly declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day. It was actually meant to enhance the technical, vocational and educational aspects on the global scale. Recognizing the Youth Skills day holds a great significance, that's not just a formal addition in international days but a movement. While declaring this day, general assembly of United Nations was pretty sure that this movement will play a vital role in reducing the unemployment and under-employment across the globe.
World Youth Skills day has been highly encouraged amongst all the countries because of its great purpose and significance. This day is meant to drive the society attention towards technical training and vocational education such as data entry, carpentry, typing, welding, repairing, etc.
Moving towards South Asian countries, the UN designated day has granted a considerable development in their economy. Countries like Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan that are considered to be facing high range of unemployment are now the great beneficiaries of this movement.
Sri Lanka has always prioritized their youth. In fact they believe that "Youth should be the heart of development." The unemployment rate of Sri Lanka is 4.2%. Through Vocational Training, derived by youth skill development, the country has not just managed to reduce unemployment but also is now heading towards development.
A country like India, with a population of 1.25 billion, has a literacy rate of 62.8%. Statistics of 2015 say that India's unemployment rate is 3.6%. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has highly encouraged this day and took the initiative to launch it as National Skills Development Mission.
The founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah said "I insist you to strive. Work, Work and only work for satisfaction with patience, humbleness and serve thy nation." According to UNESCO, Paksitan has one of the lowest literacy rates, that of 55% actually. However, educational awareness and priorities are nowadays increasing day by day. According to fresh statistics, the population of Pakistan is 191.7 million with 6.6% of unemployment. That is why Pakistan has adopted the UN recognized day gracefully and working on it as Youth Skills Development Program.
The highly honored and well known American former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt said "We cannot always build the future for our youth but we can build our youth for the future." In addition to that, Aristotle said that "good habits formed at youth make all the difference." At last, it cannot be denied that youth is surely the future of a nation. #News