Thursday, November 8, 2012

What Is The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan?

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) is an association for the promotion of youth activities in India. It was established in 1972 as the Nehru Yuvak Kendra (NYK), under the erstwhile Ministry of Education.

Over the years, the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan has achieved its main objectives, with great accuracy . The main objectives of the NYKS is to form youth clubs and involve the youth in nation building activities. Apart from this, the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan also aims to implement certain schemes of the government, such as the National Youth Policy and the Rashtriya Sadbhavana Yojana. This involves the performance of tasks, which include:

  • Implementation of schemes for disaster management. 
  • Establishment of libraries.
  • Empowerment of youth clubs through IT networking
  • Extending the network of the NYKS, on both rural and urban levels.

As a national building agency, the prime areas of concern for the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan are literacy, employment generation, environment conservation, family welfare, national integration, women’s empowerment, and gender discrimination.

Youth Members of NYKS

The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan has more than 500 district level offices, 2.16 lakh village level youth clubs, and 80 lakh rural youth affiliated to it, making it one of the largest youth networks that work towards national harmony. The NYKS also arranges special camps all over India for the eradication of numerous social evils like illiteracy, casteism and gender discrimination.

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