Sunday, December 16, 2012

Youth and youthful energy: A message to all students

Dear students,
At this point of your life, you are very energetic. You are full of youthful energy. The energy within you makes you potential of doing myriads of things to unlimited extents. You always look for adventure and excitement. You really are a tremendous heap of energy.

But, what's important is, how you manage the energy within you. The way you manage your energy will determine weather you rise high or fall down. If you use it for a good purpose your energy will potentially unfold as talents and skills. When you become talented and skillful, you attain great heights in life. That brings happiness and pride to parents, teachers and the nation. The energy in you can be a powerful tool for success.

But if you misuse it, it can equally be dangerous. Remember it is easier to get into doing something bad than good. The chances of you impulsively falling in the hands of ill are higher. Then the energy within you can take you to extremes in doing bad things. That is when you become unruly, offensive, commit crimes, get into bad company, do drugs, etc. You become but public menaces. Then you become an agent of a social issue known as 'Juvenile delinquency'. 

In the recent past, there has been an increase in juvenile crimes and it has alerted the police and other organizations. In fact, they are hyper-alert of you. They have taken proactive initiatives to contain juvenile crimes. Of the many, I want to inform you one that you must know (or perhaps you already know). Recently, police have adopted 'Youth Delinquent Monitoring System (YDMS)' and even more recently they have developed 'Youth-crime history database' which records any crimes by youth and shares the information with other core stakeholders like RUB (Royal University of Bhutan), MOE (Ministry of Education), MoLHR (Ministry of Labour and Human Resource), etc. Admissions to different colleges of RUB and institutes of MoLHR will only be done after checking the 
youth-crime database. If they find any crime records against your name they will not admit you in any of the colleges and institutes. Then your dreams of pursuing higher education will be over. 

The academic year has come to an end. When you were in the school you were very good students. That was mainly because school rules and regulations; and teachers helped direct the energy within you to right places like academics, sports, learning moral values, etc. But, now that schools are nearing to close for winter holidays we are deeply worried that you might become delinquent during the holidays and that your names might go to youth-crime database.
How can you keep yourself from negative influences? Government organizations, schools and police may come up with many programs to keep you engaged in meaningful activities. Parents' advice and guidance may help you.  But of all these what is most important is yourself. And how can you do that individually? By being mindful. We do mindfulness training in schools. That should help you. Being mindful helps you contemplate on your thoughts and feelings before you take any decision. Mindfulness helps you distinguish between whats good and bad. It helps to weigh the pros and cons before you do anything. It helps you take better decisions and spend the energy within you for good purposes. 

Make your winter holidays productive and we hope to see you as better persons next year. Happy holidays.


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