How the youth are helping India grow into a superpower

A country is as strong as its people, and India’s youth play a pivotal role in shaping our today as well as tomorrow. In fact, the youth are not just an important resource of knowledge building and wealth, but are also responsible for bringing about social changes and progress.

The way we shape the future generations is how we ultimately shape our coming years. The youth are like fresh clay, and can be moulded in any way. From giving the right education to laying a solid foundation based on moral values and ethics, it is essential that we create the right building blocks in order to empower our youth and lead them on the right path to success and enlightenment.

If you look back in time and dig deep into the historical archives of India, you will see that our youth of yesteryears actively participated in the struggle for freedom and served the nation with their courage, bravery and fervor. Today, we may not be struggling for our freedom, but we do have a long way to go in establishing ourselves as a progressive country that goes beyond the ‘third world’ bracket.

Taking this important cue, The Skills Academy, which is an initiative by The Ponty Chadha Foundation has strived to harness the inherent skills and talent in our youth, who belong to the underprivileged sections of society. The sole aim and overarching vision of The Skills Academy is to bridge the gap between the poor and rich, and to build a society that thrives on equal opportunities and rights.

From teaching the youth on how to be efficient security guards to understanding what it takes to ace housekeeping, The Skills Academy does not only equip the students with the required expertise that can help them earn, but also gives them a way of life that can be sustained and improved in times to come.

In today’s day and age, the youth require a wide access to information and opportune moments that can help them thrive. When the youth understand the importance of empowerment, they automatically uplift the society and become the forerunners for positive change. Let us, hence, take a pledge to pave brighter, positive ways for our youth and help India prosper the right way!



Youth Empowerment Through Education

Youth Empowerment Through EducationYouth empowerment is the axis on which empowerment of the nation revolves. The youth without education is like a weapon without the necessary ammo. It goes without saying, that education is instrumental for the realization of one’s innate self and fulfillment of goals. Education is so necessary and essential that its absence may lead one onto wrong paths.

The youth must be equipped with relevant skills and must possess an educated mind so as to be an asset to the community and be active contributors for the upliftment of the society. Self-development of the youth is directly tied with that of the society. Therefore, it is essential to provide the youth with the right opportunities, which can harness their potential. Also, in order to enable the youth with the right skill set and knowledge,  it is imperative to improve the quality of the education system. By doing so, we ensure that the products of our educational institutions become critical thinkers, problem solvers and accomplished leaders of tomorrow.

A few unstoppable and empowered Youth Icons

Youth Empowerment Through EducationMalala Yousafzai 

The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai is the face many activists, who fight for the right to education.



Youth Empowerment Through EducationMark Zuckerberg

This young and super successful entrepreneur’s story is what dreams are made of.




Youth Empowerment Through Education

Sunder Pichai

Born without a silver spoon in his mouth, Google’s CEO has achieved this coveted position on the basis of sheer hard work.



Youth Empowerment Through Education

Justin Trudeau, Canada

The Canadian PM is one of the most admired world leaders because of his compassionate nature and liberal policies.



Youth Empowerment Through EducationTanmay Bakshi

The 12-year old whizkid is a pro at programming!




Skill India

In order to remove obstacles and make education accessible to the marginalized sections of our society, various measures are being taken by the government. This includes a dedicated Skill India mission which aims to train over 400 million Indians in different skill sets by 2022.

Various initiatives under this campaign are:

  • National Skill Development Mission
  • National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
  • Skill Loan scheme
  • Rural India Skill

Taking inspiration from these initiatives, the Ponty Chadha Foundation’s Skills Academy is imparting job-related skills to the underprivileged youth, which makes them financially independent. Here’s a glimpse of their relentless efforts:

Youth Empowerment Through Education