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'We shall overcome someday'

India is celebrating 58th Republic Day, and our Gen-X wants to keep the spirit high.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2007 17:43 IST

Gen-X is somehow logistic, who thinks of the pros and cons and does not follow anybody's footstep blindly.

The reason being, that today's generation has the freedom to express their thoughts and ideas with better access to knowledge.

In the contemporary world they are not left with any choice, if they have to get success in life, they should be aware of what is going around them.

"Today world has changed a lot, youngsters have an easy access to technology, every house has a computer with internet access, internet being a global platform, youngsters can spread their message in the whole world in more interactive and better way," says Dr Suresh C Sharma, Principal, Motilal Nehru College.

They sound more practical and decisive. They seek logic for everything before taking a step. But this was the case 50 years back. Rather, a person used to follow his family trend.

Today youth speak their mind. There are many students like Varun Lamba a cadet in AP Moller Maersk who orate, " I belong to a business family. My grand father wanted me to join the family business too. But I have been very adamant since my childhood. Ships are the only things I ever dreamt of.

"My family was against my decision. They tried there best to brush up my mind. And see, today I am in the world's best shipping corporation. They were very angry in the beginning of my career but now they have respectfully accepted it", adds Varun

Rohan Swing of Lucknow University says "I have a different view point. My dad is a banker and he wants me to be an accountant too. But I have interest in Bollywood. Its surely a wise way to have a cool bank balance."

As we have this practical Gen-X, we can hope that our country's future is in right hands, which not only think about themselves but they of their country also. Jai Hind!

First Published: Jan 26, 2007 09:00 IST