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The Youth Policy of the Government of India
India's Youth Policy
- India is a country with maximum proportion of young people. Individuals in the age group of 15-29 are considered as youth.
- Youth, if provided with opportunities, of education and skill training, can contribute significantly in the development of India.
- A number of centres of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan' were established in 1972 for training of young people in various skill.
- The programmes run by these centres were eventually merged in National Youth Empowerment Programme. This programme put a thrust on topics like literacy, education, health and hygiene, family welfare, preservation and conservation of environment, awareness of social issues, rural development and self-employment.
- 12 January the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand is celebrated as National Youth Day National Youth festival is also celebrated in the month of January. This festival is designed to provide a platform for artistic talents of young individuals.
- 'Youth Hostels Association of India' has established youth hostels in various part of the country which works for encouraging the adventure skills among young people.
- Training programmes are arranged by this association through 'Bharat Scout and Guides, National Service Scheme and National Cadet Corps'.
Concept: Youth Related Policies
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