Youths, Rise Like a Phoenix

Abu Sufian

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long- live an immortal bird that born again and again. According to Folk-Literature, a phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor.
Fundamentally, the phoenix is a symbol of rise, rising again is the most powerful attitude of a phoenix no matter what by the way, phoenix holds so many powers and have so many attitude
which is associated with the youth of Bangladesh. Our young people work hard with patience
and tolerance in home and abroad ignoring pain and sorrow, poverty and famine, fear of death,
miserable atmosphere, uncertainty of life they achieve success on this way they are symbol of our hope and power also torchbearer of nation.
Bangladesh is powered by a rising young population. Young Bangladeshis are fuelling a sharp rise in the labor force and supporting industrialization and consumption. 45% of its
population is aged below 24 years,
70% is aged below 40, 2.3 million young professionals enter workforce every year, 74.70% literacy rate, global average 86.3%, Flexible cost of labor according to BIDA.

 

 

Currently the world’s 7th most populated country, Bangladesh’s stable growth has raised tens of millions to middle class and affluence (MAC) status. Besides being the location for a
booming domestic market, Bangladesh is also strategic hub linking India, China and the ASEAN countries.
Bangladesh, growing rapidly over a decade, is on its way to becoming the next Asian Tiger. Economic and political stability are driving its journey towards the future.
Currently the 41st largest economy, Bangladesh will be the 25th largest economy by 2035.
A report by the Centre for Development and Employment Research showed, 25 percent of the population in Bangladesh
between the ages of 15 and 29 — numbering around 11 million — are currently inactive, i.e. they are neither in the education cycle nor involved with any economic activity.
Bangladesh has an unprecedented upsurge of young people in its demography. However, they have limited scope of participation and access to leadership structures to shape national development agenda.
Traditions, hierarchical and patriarchal norms, and practices leave young people, particularly young women, and other marginalized groups aside,
limiting their access and opportunities to engage in decision-making structures.

 

 

More initiatives and substantial investment are critical to empower youth to be the real change agents for the country. All stakeholders need to come together to help them step up and lead to realise the SDGs by 2030, Paris Agreement,
and the just transition particularly in the areas of social justice, gender justice, and climate justice.
The enormous digital divide that young people continue to experience due to societal gender roles and disparities between urban and rural areas remains a major concern.
Thirty-five percent of rural residents have internet access, compared to around 55 percent of urban residents. Of those who use the internet, 81 percent are between the ages of 16 and 24.
Online safety is also increasingly becoming a concern. According to a survey by Action Aid Bangladesh, 63.51 percent of women, between the ages of 15 and 35,
experienced various forms of online violence on different digital platforms, such as being sent hateful and insulting sexual remarks, sexually explicit images on social media inboxes, sharing of private photos on social media without permission, and threats of sexual assault.
Young people in Bangladesh frequently express concern about not having adequate information and access to government institutions and service providers. The deprivation is more severe
among the youth from different excluded and impacted groups, such as the Dalits, ethnic minorities, Indigenous communities, and young people with disabilities.
To address the challenges and harness the power of youth in Bangladesh, in addition to the government initiatives, various non-governmental organizations, particularly young women, from the grassroots to encourage them to take on leadership positions in various decision-making bodies.
The participation of grassroots youth is facilitated through these interventions in various social development initiatives, campaigns for climate justice, and advocacy for innovative actions. Young people are provided support to practice agroecology and climate-resilient sustainable agriculture,
along with the tools they need to speak up about the climate vulnerabilities of marginalized communities and to demand action from national and international decision-makers. To address the digital divide, marginalized youth are also equipped with digital literacy and skills,
so that they can leverage online platforms for learning, networking, advocacy, and campaigning.

 

 

More initiatives and substantial investment are critical to empower youth to be the real change agents for the country. All stakeholders need to come together to help them step
up and lead to realize the SDGs by 2030, Paris Agreement, and the just transition particularly in the areas of social justice, gender justice, and climate justice.
The rate of unemployment is higher amongst graduates. To utilize the youth population, specialists suggest boosting the quality of education and enhancing their skills.
One fourth of the country’s total population is in the 15-29 age group. In numbers, the country’s current youth population is 45.9 million (4 crore and 59 lakh), according to the census report recently published by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
But there are question marks over whether the country is utilizing this large youth
population in a positive manner. In the BBS’s previous labour force survey which was conducted in 2016, the outcome showed that the rate of unemployment is higher amongst university graduates.
In the report, 10 per cent of university graduates were found to be unemployed. Unemployment ratio in the 15-29 age group was 8.7 per cent. According to the census
report published on Wednesday, the country’s current population is 165,158,616 (16 crore 51 lakh 58 thousand 616).
There are also questions about the standard of higher education in the country. The highest number of undergraduate and graduate students of the country study at colleges under the National University.
A survey of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) showed that 66 per cent or almost two-thirds of the graduates from National University remain unemployed.
BIDS conducted this research from last year’s February to June. 21 per cent of students found a job
after obtaining an Honour’s or Master’s education and seven per cent were still pursuing a Master’s degree or are taking some vocational training. Three per cent had become entrepreneurs.
According to BIDS, the ratio of unemployment is higher among the educated population of the country.
47 per cent of the educated population is unemployed. Every year, two million people are joining the country’s work force. But in comparison,
the number of new jobs is insufficient. That’s why a large number of them remain unemployed.

 

 

Dhaka University’s Population Science department’s professor Mohammad Moinul Islam told Prothom Alo,
it is true that the country’s economy is progressing, but at the same time, the youth are not getting enough employment opportunities, that’s also true.
I want to come back about our Phoenix, despite thousands of problems in the country on job the young people working with hard , they are eyes reflecting with dream and heart filed with passion and love for making Bangladesh as a role model.
Life  provides our young people  challenge, difficulties and storms. there will be time of discouragement it’s an intrinsic part of living, don’t avoid them, face them because once the storm is
over how you manage to survive when you come out of the storm that what this storm is all about  it is an opportunity for growth and learning let difficulty transform you and it will, never give up is one of the most powerful attitude of a phoenix  the most popular  feature of the phoenix is rise
from the ashes and come to life again the phoenix is never give up and stand up and try again  they see failure as a teacher because success does not teach as many teach as a failure  and was considered to be both invincible and immortal  the phoenix was known to
be  a symbol of fire and divinity that was often use by powerful leader if you failed once but never ever give up the phoenix is the metaphor for the power of hope, it encourage us to wake up and try again, success come from continuous trial , they are symbol of faith and trust.
Faith is like a light in the darkness because it’s the light that makes the darkness disappear, you may fail in some point in your life if you want those difficulties and darkness to
disappear it best to have failure happen early in life so you rise from the ashes when all has been lost or if you are facing obstacles whenever a phoenix feels like they have lost everything as the phoenix is compared to the sun,
a sun first burned itself , if you want to shine like the a sun, first like burn like a sun, says APJ Abdul Kalam.


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