Prime Minister launches ‘Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)’ platform on the National Unity Day

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Source: The post is based on the articlePrime Minister launches ‘Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)’ platform on the National Unity Daypublished in “PIB” on 31st October 2023

Why in the News?

The Prime Minister has launched ‘Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)’ platform for youth of the country.

What is Mera Yuva Bharat?

Initiative of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
TypeAutonomous Body
PurposeIt is a mechanism powered by technology for youth development and youth-led development. 
Objectives1.Leadership Development in the Youth
2.Better alignment between the aspirations of the youth and the community needs
3.Enhanced efficiency through Convergence of existing programmes
4.Act as a one-stop shop for young people and Ministries
5.Create a centralized youth database
6.Improved two-way communication to connect youth government initiatives and activities of other stakeholder that engage with youth
7.Ensuring accessibility by creating a Phygital Ecosystem – a blend of physical and digital experiences.
Target Group(1) It will benefit the youth in the age group of 15-29 years.This is in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy.
(2) However, the beneficiaries of programme components aimed specifically at youths between the age group of 10 and 19.
SignificanceThe program will empower and engage young people, encouraging them to become leaders and active citizens within their communities.
It also offers various tools, resources and opportunities for youth to upgrade their skills and participate in social impact projects.

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