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Young people fade away when there is no vision

‘Let us tell our young people that they are important and that our policies and practices will keep them first’ | Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Last month, a young person decided to end his life. And days before this, another young man committed suicide. Both incidents were in Kota, Rajasthan, the “coaching capital” of India, and these young people took this desperate step as they were unable to cope with the stress of entrance examinations. Across India, every year, there are several suicides that are related to competitive examinations, the pressures of entrance examinations and the compulsions of social pressures, including those from family — often openly stated in suicide notes. Why are our young people perishing? We must pay attention to this alarming development, becaus...