Entrepreneurship Solution for the unemployed youth
Every year, millions of young graduates meander in pursuit of getting a source of employment which could fulfil their aspirations and desires. But the harsh truth is that the very small proportion of job-seekers gets jobs due to the cut-throat competition and underemployment in the market. The ever-mounting ‘on the dole’ young population is adding fuel to the fire which, if employed, could have been a boon for the country.
India is blessed with a young population of over 800 million, highest in the world, but the inability to provide employment to the young brigade is playing spoilsport. Going by a recent research, India’s unemployment rate is an alarming 7% which sums up to 31 million people.
If we talk about different sectors regarding job prospects, it becomes easy to get a knowhow of the current scenario. The private sector has been very conducive for the job-seekers but getting into the public sector is like climbing The Mount Everest. People don’t hesitate from wasting their creative years just for the sake of getting a government sector job. Rather than making use of those crucial years for innovation, they fritter them for getting a petty government job.
There are a few reasons which lure Indian young population toward government jobs. The foremost being the stability factor which is perhaps the most looked out rationale by Indians.
This might sound harsh but the truth is that we are still very apprehensive about taking risks in life. That is why millions of fledgelings waste their productive years just for the sake of getting a government job. But they need to remember that if there is no risk there are no rewards. Criss Jami, famous Philosopher and poet, said, “Safety is indeed stability but it is not progression”. We can learn from many developing countries where youngsters are ready to shot in the dark. The entrepreneurial ambience has made them capable of enhancing their living standard.
It is not that we don’t have deviceful ideas rather it is just a matter of endeavor. If a person really wants to give a serious thought to his or her vision, the person should be damn persuasive with his ideas. Even the union government is ready to help the budding entrepreneurs by its “Startup India” programme. There is no denying that this scheme has benefitted many entrepreneurs. This has evoked motivation among others too. Of late, a transition of perception has been observed among our youngsters which is a welcome change.
A new pool of neophytes is trying to take hold of entrepreneurial venture getting motivation by the success of acclaimed Indian companies such as Paytm and Flipkart. For their assistance, many angel investors and venture capitalists have come forward. Not only this, several established entrepreneurs and business tycoons have put up dough in burgeoning entrepreneurs. Many renowned personalities such as Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Adi Godrej, etc have invested in many coming of age ideas sensing their destined success. So, why not give entrepreneurship a fair chance to blossom?