SHIMLA,13.01.21-The Campus Mentoring Cell, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla organised a group discussion on the occasion of the National Youth Day on 12th January, 2021. The theme of the event was “The Meaning of being a Young Indian: Roles and Responsibilities”.

It was an entirely student run programme and the panelists Vanshika Maan, Priyanka Thakur and Jagrit Verma were the student coordinators. The event commenced with the discussion about the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and its application and relevance in today’s world. The event also included several sub themes like Youth and Crime, the attitude of the youth towards agriculture and the role of youth in eradicating problems related to gender inequality, class and caste divide, drug abuse, academic pressure and mental health.

Some very important events which took place on the year 2020 like the Hathras rape case, the Sushant Singh suicide case and the controversies surrounding big media houses like Republic TV and of course the pandemic were also discussed at length. The impact of these events on the youth of India at present were also talked about. The main theme of the event was never forgotten and the students were encouraged to appreciate and follow the ideas of Swami Vivekananda.

“To be young is to be alive" and therefore all those who are alive are young and the ideas discussed today hold importance to each and every one irrespective of age. The last key take was that we, not only as youth but also as students can make the world a better place by becoming more well read, intellectually and manually equipped, active, and vigilant in our courses of life.

The event concluded with a vote thanks to the event organizers the speakers and the audience.