Global Institute of Business Studies celebrates a feisty National Youth Day
A rare moment transpired in the morning hours of 9 February 2019 at the GIBS UG campus! One of the top 10 AICTE-approved PGDM colleges in Bangalore hosted a rare genius. Though the occasion comes around once a year, just like many other awesome events, National Youth Day holds a special meaning. The girls and boys who toil every day to lay the foundations of what may be a lifelong business management career are in their prime. All the dynamic clubs that combine so many significant points of view cooperated to celebrate the grand occasion. Arise, wake, and do not stop until the goal is reached. Echoes of the slogan could be heard everywhere.
Since 1985, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January has been celebrated as the National Youth Day after the decision by the Government of India. Swami Vivekananda was the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and was instrumental in the foundation of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, social service organizations that have been working tirelessly for the development of the weaker sections of Indian society.
Swami Vivekananda is most famous worldwide for representing the Hindu religion at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893 in Chicago, USA. What most people do not realize is that 1893 was so different from 2019! He introduced Hinduism to the West and built a bridge of understanding. It is only many years later that Buddhism also reached Western civilization through the efforts of dedicated teachers like the Dalai Lama.
India is a nation of passionate youth
Strange are the ways of history. While some countries have a majority of aging populations, India at present has a great majority of energetic youth. Hopefully, the youth on the right track will help in nation-building and lay a mighty foundation for the future. If China can do it, so can India. It is dedication to the undying spirit of patriotism and the courage to surmount all weaknesses that can propel the path toward the India of our dreams.
Comparisons are often made to show India in an inferior light. How can you compare with nations that might have advanced but have a population of only 5 million? It is often said that the fish cannot climb a tree and cannot be adversely judged because of that. If the Indian population was far less, no doubt the manpower would reduce but so many fewer mouths to feed and jobs would be required.
An optimistic approach is crucial
Whether to see the glass as half empty or half full is the task at hand. The media certainly points out mighty problems every day but rising above the environment is important. While some things cannot change like the rising and setting sun, it is clear that youth power can change many things with a positive approach.
Nation-building lies in the hands of the youth and GIBS students have to first build their careers with dedicated vision and cooperation. After establishing themselves professionally, it will be necessary to give back to the community. Swami Vivekananda will be your inspiration and light up the path. The best B school in Bangalore delivers great rewards for committed work.