While youth broadly is the life span between childhood and adulthood, there are different age group definitions for same worldwide: UN 15-24, WHO 15-34, G20 19-25, China 15-29, USA 16-34, Australia 15-24. Until recently India had put age group 13-35 as youth and the Draft Youth Policy 2012 has redefined it as age 16-30. As per the new policy, for age group 16-20 the focus would be on education, for age group 20-25 focus on employment and age group 25-30 focus would be on entrepreneurship. Youth can undoubtedly be change makers in thrust areas like promotion of national values, social harmony, national unity, education, health, sports and recreation, gender justice, participation in community service, environment and climate change issues, local government etc.
The students gave a loud applause when Mr Girish Pant introduced Prof Natarajan as a well known alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani. The students were pleasantly surprised when Prof Natarajan disclosed that his daughter Pooja had also been an alumnus of their school. Thanking Mrs Dimri Principal of the school for giving an opportunity to address the students, Prof Natarajan also gave tips on mind power, time management etc to the students appearing in Board Examinations in March 2014 and advised them to be dreamers, performers and glory achievers to further raise the reputation of their Alma mater.
About Sangam University: The Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries Bhilwara which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. It's a matter of pride that the one year young Sangam University has a ten year old legacy with ITM established in 2003 as its foundation. For more details see http://www.sangamuniversity.ac.in