Indfia’s current youth policy, launched in 2014, proposes a holistic ‘vision’ for the youth of India, to empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the community of nations, said Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel at the Global Millennium Summit, Dubai on 18 March 2017.
Speaking at the Global Millennium Summit 2017 organised by the students of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in Dubai, the minister said Dubai is fast emerging as the hub of business, trade and innovation and the pivot of the different cultures of the world.
“Today’s youth is full of spark. They have the courage which is inexplicable, they are dynamic, they have written their fate themselves. They have the key to the lock and they are the only ones who can set the caged bird free… They are everywhere; every corner of the world, their reach is phenomenal,” he said.
He said India’s Youth Organizations — Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS), besides the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) have played vital role in promoting Youth affairs and activities, he noted.
This Year a number of schemes will be initiated under an umbrella scheme of Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram with the objective of developing leadership qualities among the youth, and another Central Sector Scheme, National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP), introduced in 2014-15, is being run by the Ministry, he said.