The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, bordered by China in the north and India in the south, is a land of sublime natural beauty. Often recognized for its natural beauty, cultural diversity, and ethnic diversity, the country is famous as the land of Buddha and the land of Gurkhas all over the world. Although the country occupies a small area of 147,516 sq. km, it houses over 28 million people in its diverse landscape. The country follows a federal parliamentary republic system and has 7 provinces and 77 districts. Nepal has a traditional economic system in which the majority of the population engages in subsistence agriculture, and the allocation of available resources is made based on primitive methods.
Albeit the country houses over 28 million people only, the population comprises of youths in major numbers with a percentage of over 41. This population group has played an extremely prominent role in leading the overall development of the nation to make it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. However, disparities are still prevalent and the tendency of youths to go abroad is causing a major setback for the country. This age group bears the capacity to bring table-turning changes in the country if their energy is rightly utilized. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the youths be guided and led to explore their path in life and set goals for themselves with a vision for their nation.
If we look at the trend of the Nepalese youths, most of the youths are unaware of the potential to make a successful living in the motherland itself. A lot of youths are moving out to a new land in search of a better life and better earning. However, they are unaware of the opportunities due to the lack of knowledge, guidance, and motivation. Nepal shows extreme potential in agriculture as well as tourism. The youths must understand the necessity of engaging in these potential areas and earning their living in their motherland. Furthermore, the youths must also take charge of the leadership positions in governmental as well as non-governmental entities to make sure that the nation is moving ahead with changes as per the necessity of time. The nation also demands equal participation of women along with men to make sure that both groups are enhancing their capacities equally and nourishing their skills.
With a vision to address the problems the country and the youths face in the present scenario, Nepal Youth Council proposes to organize a two-day “National Youth Conference 2021” from 12-13 August 2021 in Kathmandu Nepal. From its establishment, Nepal Youth Council has been notably practicing gender equality and has been sticking its importance in the mind of youths from time to time as both parties carry an equal part for the prosperity of the nation. So, the conference will house equally represented and inclusive representatives, one boy and one girl each from 77 districts, and a group of 66 youths to ensure inclusion. Nepal Youth Council is convinced that the conference will recognize the youths as an undeniably effective force into the mainstream of development in Nepal.