‘Knowledge is the strength that will gain you respect anywhere you go’. Therefore it is very essential to gain the education that will not only provide you with basic elementary knowledge but would also help you in better understanding of life. But now the question arises is education all about attaining degrees and jobs. Is that the motto, we are trying to achieve.
Well, that is a matter of concern because if 99% marks and lakhs of annual income can provide you tranquillity and happiness then why according to 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS) survey, every sixth person in India needs mental health help of some sort. Of all the age groups, it is the adolescents who need the most help with mental health issues. Undoubtedly, India is among nation with the largest youth population but if this is the reality of the youthful population, is it actually our strength. Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate economist, said “India’s working-age population is projected to grow substantially. Countries across the world from Japan to Italy to China are suffering or are about to suffer from lack of manpower to propel their growth.” But what if this demography is not healthy to carry the work ethics, culture and labour on their shoulders.