As a communication secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (APCSU) I decided to write on something to the youth. When selected as Communication Secretary of APCSU, I know at first hand that how important this responsibility is for me and for our community. This is a team work and I know success comes when common people like me do common work uncommonly well, I believe we have a great team and we can take the students and youth to new heights and glory.
In words of James” Youth is the joy, the little bird that has broken out of the eggs and is eagerly waiting to spread out its wings in the open sky of freedom and hope.”Youth is the spring of Life. It is the age of discovery and dreams. Chakmas everywhere has a huge pool of talented youth and it is the greatest source of energy, the energy that can lead the whole community to a happier, safer, secure and prosperous living. If Chakma youth make up their mind and work in close unity with working class people, they can hold the political power in their hands. We youth has the power to make our community from a developing community to a developed community. It is the dream that is calling me and us all.
The youth can make our community, a community free of poverty, unemployment, inequality and exploitation of man by man. A community free of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language and gender. We want to make our community full of creative challenges and opportunities to conquer them. But let us convert these hopes in reality.
The role of youth is of most importance in today’s time. It has underplayed itself in field of politics. It should become aspiring leader rather than mere workers. It can play a vital role in elimination of terrorism. Young participation is important because youth are the power. Youth recognize problems and can solve them. Youth are strong forces in social movements. They educate children about their rights. They help other young people attain a higher level of Intellectual ability and to become qualified adults.
Unfortunately no one is bothered to dream any such vision. Martin Luther has said, “I have a Dream” and the dream come largely true. If he had not thought of that dream he would have accomplished nothing in his life. Another problem is indifferent attitude of youth towards things, situation and politics. The new cool formula of the youth “sab chaltahai“ is proving fatal to our development. Lack of unity and spirit is the major setback. It is time the youth, the students have to realize their power, their role, their duties and their responsibility and stand up for their rights. Now it is time that we wake up to a new dawn of Unity. Being united can only make our voice heard. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is to wake up and change the attitude because it is a little thing that makes a big difference. We have to leave this attitude of “sab Chaltahai” and each one should try a bit to make a difference in his or her own way. Each one should act as guardians of our people. To start with, let us stop ourselves being a waste to our society, let’s control on alcoholism and drug abuses. Let us stop younger brothers and sisters going in a wrong direction. We should encourage youth to venture out in different stream of life, like sports, music, politics, art, entertainment, Etc. We have to encourage and empower youth to make them realize their true potential of a torch bearer of the community.
We can become a developed community only if everyone contributes to the best of his or her capacity and ability. Youth is wholly experimental and with the full utilization of the talents of the Youth, we will become a complete Community. Let us hope for the same.
I would like to appeal to our distinguished leaders and youths of our community to join us in the unprecedented protestagainst the denial of rights to the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh that is being tentatively planned to be organized in December of 2014 in Delhi and possibly at Diyun and Guwahati.
Thanks and regards
The writer is the communication secretary of APCSU