Cabinet approves establishment of an autonomous body Mera Yuva Bharat

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Source: The post is based on the article “Cabinet approves establishment of an autonomous body Mera Yuva Bharatpublished in “PIB” on 12th October 2023

What is the News?

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of an autonomous body Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat).

What is Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)?

Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) will be an autonomous body.

Purpose: To support youth development and youth-led development with the help of technology.

– To create a platform that encompasses the entire government’s efforts for youth development.

Target group: Mera Yuva Bharat will benefit the youth in the age-group of 15-29 years, in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy.  

– In case of programme components specifically meant for adolescents, the beneficiaries will be in the age-group of 10-19 years.

Features: The body will allow youth to get access to resources & connection to opportunities,.This will help them become community change agents and nation builders.This will also allow them to act as the Yuva Setu between the Government and the citizens.

Key expected outcomes: The establishment of MY Bharat will lead to achieve several key outcomes.

These include: 1) enhancing youth leadership skills 2) cultivating them as social innovators and community leaders 3) empowering them to become active drivers of development 4) aligning their aspirations with community needs 5) providing a unified platform for both young individuals and ministries and 6) facilitating two-way communication to connect youth with government initiatives.

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