Role of Youth

This essay has secured first position in SME Intellectual writing contest 2010 Junior Category. The destiny of a nation is vested with the youngsters. These are the people if guided correctly; they can modify the course of the world. They have the might of extensive thinking, hard struggle, innovation and advancement. The youth are ready to adapt changes because they are young they are in search of truth, they are open to different ideas contrary to the people who are mature and old.

Allama Iqbal realized the strength of youth in these wordings: “I have love for those youngsters who pull down the stars. ” Today Pakistan is facing many challenges from within and beyond. Terrorism, drone attacks, pitiful law and order situation, bad economic conditions, education dilemma, corruption, energy crisis and so many others. There are many factors behind these problems, but one of the most important and vital is the foreign influence that is weakening Pakistan. Pakistan is not completely independent yet.

The policies both political and economic are framed partially or completely by the involvement of big players. Their involvement is not confined to that extent but even more, they are spreading defeatist ideas using different tools. Youth are the actual target, they are made confused and thus they start imitating the society of foreign nations. Iqbal in his metaphoric tone exclaimed: “The falcon that imitates the ways of its prey becomes the prey of its own prey. ” The youth generally do not view them fit to combat with national problems.

They have no intellect of state matters; they are used and manipulated by different groups. This is because for the youth it is portrayed that they should focus only on education and produce good results, the youth have shown commitment to this idea and they have delivered, but the fact is that their talent is not properly utilized, channelized and appreciated, that is why foreign companies tap this resource and in this way the talent is exploited abroad. On the other way the small segment of talented youth prefer to stay here but still they are not that much fruitful because they generally are not utilized and directed.

At this instant Pakistan’s situation is pitiful, the homeland needs the youth but not that idle, self oriented and unconcerned in their national issues. Working honestly in the job or doing well in individual capacity will not bring any real positivity in our affairs. Pakistan needs the youth to expand their domain by doing following: * Think versatile and intense on national problems. * Change the defeatist mentality (For example we cannot survive without IMF loans) * Try to develop understanding of political affairs and economic matters. Recognize the foreign players in the local affairs. * Search to find the peaceful techniques of liberation from neocolonialism. * Open themselves for discussions and exchange ideas. * Invent those thoughts through which our nation can revive in every aspect of life. No doubt the youth of Pakistan is dedicated, enthusiastic with their country but emotions are not enough they need a direction to create a positive Pakistan, youth can attain this direction through constant thinking, discussions, innovations and reasoning.

For the real destiny of Pakistan and to bring positive approach, the youth must learn the neglected lessons of truth, justice, bravery and Islamic governance: ”Learn again the lessons of truth, of justice and of bravery. And you shall be used to lead the world. ” ~ Allama Mohammad IqbalAllama Iqbal realized the strength of youth in these wordings: “I have love for those youngsters who pull down the stars. ” “Keep the Qur’an as a mirror before you. You have completely changed, run away from yourself. Fix a balance for your deeds, Stir a commotion which your forbears stirred in the past.   ~ Allama Mohammad IqbalThe Youth of Pakistan are also known as the “Nation Builders” and we can play a significant role in the development of the country not only economically but also by morally and practically. We have to clear the differences and objections of people and make our efforts to grow Pakistan and fulfill the basic needs of the people which are below the poverty line. We are always aware of the fact that Pakistan is in danger, it is basically strong in the field of weapons but between the people of Pakistan there is so much difference and contradictions that they don’t even try to unite as one.

To be one and keep united the people, the people of Pakistan have to eradicate the internal disputes prevailing between them and they have to show maturity as well as a sense of national responsibility. We have to wake up from a deep sleep and invoke the spirit of our founder and bring back our country to its feet. Renowned Scholar, Dr. Tariq Rehman said that “Youth has a significant role in present dismal situation and we need to impart civic education to secure our better future. And also adding the comment of Shabana Fayyaz, lecturer of Quaid-e-Azam University said that “The best investment under current scenarios would be empowering the youth”. She added that “We are surrounded by multiple crises and we cannot meet these challenges without an active participation of the youth as a catalyst of change.

We should not lose the right path by simply seeing what kind of absurdities and unfair means are already being followed over here, rather we should exemplify good patterns of behavior for the coming generations. We are Young Seagulls, trying to fly without feathers. Our precious gems and valuable assets, youth, in the shape of brilliant students, professionals and people in all walks of life are being discouraged, exploited and humiliated by the corrupt lobby. The problem of the emotional and impatient Pakistanis is diagnosed. The solution is in our hands.

They need to change themselves and their attitude and approach must based on sensibility, responsibility, tolerance and patience. We will achieve a Positive and Green Pakistan. INSHAALLAH. A Thing Of Beauty the thing of beauty is joy forever “Thing of beauty is joy forever” this famous quote which is generally said about beauty, the beauty which imparts great pleasure and joy. It is far away from all wordy affairs. It is that beauty which gives immense happiness which crosses all the boundaries of world. Beauty is term which is generally associated with woman.

It is a term which had wide implications. Beauty can be categorized as external and internal beauty. The external beauty is one which is associated with senses. It is the sensual beauty. Beautiful object after seeing appeals to our senses, and when that beauty touches our soul is internal beauty. It is that beauty which magnifies and glorifies our soul. It is in true sense the “beauty of soul”. Internal beauty is the power to reveal the hidden structure of the external world. As it is rightly said “The greatest treasure are those seen individuals to the eye but found by the heart”.

This is true beauty. It is the beauty attached with almighty. No object in this world can be termed as beautiful unless it is felt internally. External beauty can impress us for a particular time period, but it is internal beaty which engulfs the soul and leaves an everlasting impression. It is that beauty which world remembers through years. It is past memories which are beautiful which recollects in tranquility. As the “most beautiful things can be seen or even touched they can be felt by heart. External beauty is one which tends to decay with passage of time. It is mortal. As it is rightly said: beautiful woman is one whose heart is filled with virtue and love. It is internal beauty which is immortal. It does not fade with time, but reaches the height of zenith. But it is sad state of affair that people nowadays gives importance to external appearance. As first impression is the last, but they forget that beyond that last beauty exists the true beauty. Beauty is not in the face it is a light in the heart. People should…