Youth is a synonym of energy. If Bharat revives on the context of social, economic, and education front, then there have to be political reforms that will support it. Moreover, without youth, which is profoundly affected by the policies of the government, this seems improbable.
However, youth can make this task strenuous. Several of the present leaders came from student politics; for instance, our honourable home minister Amit Shah, Defense minister Rajnath Singh, Environment Minister Prakash Javedkar, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prashad, and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were leaders of the student union.
The irony is these leaders are themselves against the student politics now, according to former JNU student union leader Kanhiya Kumar its because they want their children to become the future leaders and do not want any challenge from others. Though having ample potential, student politics is practiced in the only handful of institutions, mainly because of violence associated with it.
If a proper regulatory body is integrated with the associated institutions to monitor student politics, then its drawbacks can be minimized. University level decisions such as the appointment of HOD, VC often takes place through internal politics without the involvement of students, which sparks various controversies.
Student politics develops the attitude of leadership, cleverness helpful in every professional aspect. Therefore student politics should not only be made permissible but also encouraged in universities and institutions.