According to media reports, the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is thinking of announcing a new military training program in the days to come. National Youth Empowerment Scheme or N-YES, will be directed towards the youth population of the country. The scheme which is reportedly going to enlist 10 lakh youth annually with the intention to make them “disciplined” and to use the “force of youth” is likely to be announced soon. The attendees will get a stipend for the 12-month training period under the N-YES program. Students who have just passed Class X and XII are likely to get the opportunity to participate in the program which is going to benefit them physically and mentally. N-YES program and its details were worked out after a meeting between representatives of the Department of Youth Affairs, Human Resource Development Ministry and the Defence Ministry. N-YES will inculcate values of discipline, nationalism, and self-esteem into the youth, especially those who belong to rural areas.
The participants of the N-YES program will also be taught disaster management, vocational and IT skills, Ayurveda, yoga and ancient Indian philosophy which will help them throughout their lives. The students who will take part in this program will have the edge in cracking exams for the army, paramilitary and the police. It is likely that in the days to come the government will make it an “essential qualification” to secure jobs in Defence, police and paramilitary forces. The scope of this program covers the overall development of the individual and it is a part of PM Modi’s dream of New India 2022.
The program will ensure physical as well as mental toughness of the candidates while vocational training will ensure that they do not feel left out when they choose to join the job sector. This program will most likely benefit the students coming from the rural part of India especially as it will teach them to be self-sufficient and self-reliable for the rest of their lives. Improved physical prowess will also make them better suited for any roles which they choose later in their life. This won’t be only physical training, but will aim at inculcating values as well, values which are necessary for people who keep the country secure. The will include discipline, nationalism and self-esteem.
There have been some doubts raised by the concerned officers regarding N-YES, these officers wanted the government to strengthen the existing National Cadet Corps (NCC) itself. This program though is a 12-month long programme which is more target oriented than the NCC, both can and should run simultaneously in the days to come. In the coming days all doubts posed by the officers will be laid to rest by the success of the N-YES program. PM Modi’s dream of making India a Vishwaguru again will certainly bear fruits if programs like the N-YES are implemented soon. The nation as a whole will benefit immensely from self-respecting, able and determined people who serve the country at various levels.
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