National Young Leaders Programme: Outline

National Young Leaders Programme: Outline

Question - Government is focused on national building through youth led development. Discuss the National Young Leaders Programme in this context.

Government is oriented towards youth led development and for youth to play central role in nation building

• A scheme for inculcating leadership in youth called National Youth Leaders Programme has been implemented

• This scheme has 5 components namely:

- Neighbourhood of Youth Parliament: Developing platform of youth clubs through vibrant neighbourhood youth parliament for educating the members.

- Youth for Development Programme: This channelises the youth energy towards building a nation by involving them in Shramadaan or voluntary labour on a large scale all over the nation

- National Young Leaders Awards: This is for motivating youth to strive for excellence in their fields through recognition and reward of the work done by them

- National Youth Advisory Council: This is for active involvement of youth leaders plus other stakeholders in the decision making process on issues related to youth

- National Youth Development Fund: This is for mobilising funds for youth development from non governmental sources such as CSR funds

Facts and Stats

• This scheme was implemented in the final quarter of 2014-2015
• Full impact of the scheme is expected in 2015-2016
• During 2014-2015, 4640 Block Youth Parliament Programmes were organised
• 3.71 lakh members of youth clubs participated in these
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