New Delhi [India], May 30 : The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) has mobilised one crore youth to fulfil Modi's vision of 'New India'.
Following the recent call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote out-of-the-box thinking among the youth to his vision of a new India, the NYKS, India's largest youth organisation has launched a massive skill development, social and financial inclusion and development programme for the youth of the country involving more than One Crore youth in creating awareness and facilitating digital transitions.
The NYKS, with the help of National Remote Sensing Centre under ISRO, has also developed a Mobile App for youth workers in the country through which the NYKS will promote out-of-the-box thinking among the youth to fulfil the prime minister's vision of a new India, said Major General (Retd) Dilawar Singh, Director General of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) in a statement.
"The Mobile App is part of the BHUVAN Geo Portal. The Youth Clubs can upload their data in the portal with help of Mobile App including their profile, programmes / activities, photographs and Village Profile", Singh said.
Recently, Prime Minister Modi had exhorted thousands of innovators and engineers participating in India's biggest innovation fest named Smart India Hackathon to think out of the box.
"India has been a hub of knowledge. We invented zero. We have travelled from zero to Mars. We have travelled from Upanishada to Upagraha. Your innovations, products will change lives. Your approach will strengthen 'New India'," said the Prime Minister. "The PM asked questions during his interaction to students in different states to know about their plans.
And I can say that NYKS is following his footprints. For the first time, NYKS launched a major initiative for the Youth from rural villages across India for Patriotism and Nation Building.
It is matter of great interest that this year the National Award was won by a Muslim girl from J (and) K for the programme on Patriotism and Nation Building", said DG, NYKS.
The NYKS, which had gone into slumber in the last more than a decade, has revived itself and emerged as one of the largest youth organization in the world.
"As against a total number of 24.50 lakh youth involved in programmes in the year 2013-1, the figure has now reached 128 lakh in last two years, and as against 28,000 number of activities, the figure has now reached 1.20 lakh," claimed Major General Singh.
An autonomous organization of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, NYKS was established in the year 1972 with the objective of providing rural youth avenues to take part in the process of nation building as well providing opportunities for the development of their personality and skills.
The NYKS has undertaken a very large number of initiatives for structural improvements, procedural refinements, and upgradation of staff competences and accountability.
It has also introduced a large number of new programmes for the youth leadership development; enhance participation of youth in sport, adventure activities and life skills.
The NYKS has mobilised a much large number of youth participants in its programmes and created opportunities for the youth to learn and facilitate implementation of the Govt.
of India's flagship schemes, especially those related to youth in the field of overall wellness (Yoga), skill development, social and financial inclusion and development.
"NYKS is now also spreading out it wings into Urban Areas where it was earlier non-existent and reaching out to the needy youth in slum areas also.
In a recently conducted programme, nearly one crore youth were involved in creating awareness and facilitating the Digital Transitions.
It is important to note that the above enhancement has been carried out with almost the similar budget as earlier", said Major General Singh.
He further added that NYKS had conducted National Integration Camps in the far flung areas including one in Jammu (and) Kashmir on the Line of Control in Poonch.
"The aim is to create opportunities and give relevant exposure about the positive development by the Modi Government among the youth from the most affected areas of J (and) K, North east and Naxal affected areas," he said.
The NYKS director general further informed that "a major programme was also conducted for the youth of Punjab to sensitise them about the ill effects of drugs and alcohol.
The NYKS is involved in new Initiatives like swachchta (cleanliness), immunization, Ganga cleaning, safety on national highways, identification of talent in the field of art and culture across the country," said Singh.