Cabinet approves setting up of autonomous body named 'Mera Yuva Bharat'
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The Union Cabinet on 11 October 2023 approved the setting up of an autonomous body named ‘My Youth India’ (MY Bharat). This is an important effort towards making India a developed nation.
MY Bharat will be launched on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel:
According to Union Minister Anurag Thakur, the 'Mera Yuva Bharat' platform will be dedicated to the nation on October 31, on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Usage of MY India:
This platform will be used to prepare the youth to contribute in the fields of health, education and cleanliness.
Objectives of My Young India (MY Bharat):
MY Bharat aims to harness the energy of youth for nation building, this will help in achieving youth led development through sense of duty and sense of service during Amrit Kaal.
This platform will benefit the youth in the age group of 15-29 years in line with the definition of 'Youth' in the National Youth Policy and will help in their participation in various government initiatives.
Youth in the age group of 15-29 years constitute 27 per cent of India's population and this platform will help integrate various youth-related schemes that are being run by the Department of Youth Affairs and several other ministries.
The establishment of My Youth India will promote the following points:
Leadership Development in Youth:
Leadership skills will be improved through experiential learning by developing programmatic skills rather than individual personal interactions.
By investing more in youth, work will be done to make them social innovators and community leaders.
Setting the focus of the Government on Youth Led development and to make the Youth “active drivers” of development and not merely “passive recipients”.
Better coordination between youth aspirations and community needs.
To increase the efficiency of youth by integrating existing programs.
To act as a one stop shop for young people and ministries.
Creating a centralized youth database.
Improve two-way communication to link youth government initiatives and the activities of other stakeholders who engage with youth.
Ensuring accessibility while creating a physical ecosystem.
My Young India (MY Bharat)
'Mera Yuva Bharat' platform will be dedicated to the nation on 31st October on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary is celebrated on 31st October.
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