KATHMANDU: Vice President Parmanand Jha has pointed out the need of identifying skills, knowledge and talents of youth for utilizing them in the productive sector.
Addressing a programme organised to mark the 13th International Youth Day by the Ministry of Youth and Sports today, the Vice President stressed the need of developing socio-economic entrepreneurship in youth, guaranteeing employment opportunity to them at home.
Poverty, illiteracy, practice of untouchability, gender and caste -based discrimination are the malpractices existing in the Nepali society and youths should be mobilized to end such practices, said the Vice President, underlining the need of cooperation from the private and non-government sector as well to mobilize youths as an agent of change in the country.
Now the nation has ushered in the era of republic after political revolution and concerns of youths should be for leading the country towards economic progress, said the Vice President.
Honesty, discipline and hardship is a must for achieving economic prosperity, he said, and urged youths to be more disciplined and laborious to contribute to the economic development of the country.
August 12 is celebrated every year as the International Youth Day since 2000 AD as per the decision of the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. Nepal is observing the Day since 2004.
It may be noted that many youths are compelled to set out for abroad seeking employment opportunities every year. According to statistics, presently, over two million Nepali youths are in Gulf countries and other countries in connection with foreign employment.