India is poised to become the youngest nation on the world map by 2025. The world is looking upon India for bridging the deficit in human capital. Urgent and effective action to skill India is of critical importance to capture the demographic potential.As rightly said by our honourable Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi, “If China is known as world’s manufacturing factory, India can be world’s human resource capital”. We need to skill our youth to replace the ageing workforce in the rest of the world.Skill development initiatives are also to address the needs of huge population to makethem employable.

This is also an opportune time that Indian youth take up leadership position in various fields across the world. Indian economy is looking up and poised to take a big stride. Youth must look at it as opportunity window and strive to work hard to make a place in global environment. It is through firm resolve and focused approach can the youth be able to make headway. The future of India rests on youth and their participation in socio-economic, political, and technological changes.

The third National conference on the theme Youth 2025 – “Skilling Young India for Global Leadership” organized by JaipuriaInstitue of Management, Jaipur in association with Regenesys School of Business, Johannesberg, South Africa, NHRDN, Jaipur chapter, and National Entrepreneurship Network on 12-13 February, 2016 is quite timely and appropriate. The theme of the conference has great relevance in today’s scenario. We believe that now is the time to unleash the power of our youth and demonstrate to the world that Indian youth is an asset to reckon with. I am indeed happy to note that this conference would provide youth a platform to express their views and take a resolve to turn into a potential human resource and an upcoming leader at global level.

I am happy to see that Jaipuria-Jaipur has taken up youth as a topic of continuous deliberation and the present conference is the third in the series. This is a good initiative and I appreciate this. I am sure the conference will serve as an important milestone for our journey towards a developed nation. I congratulate Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria-Jaipur and his entire energetic team and wish the YOUTH 2025 conference a great success.

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