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Yuva Sangam (Phase IV)

Published: 2nd Feb, 2024

Yuva Sangam (Phase IV)

Context

Online registrations for Yuva Sangam (Phase IV) commence for participation. More than 2870 youth across India participated in 69 tours in various phases of Yuva Sangam.

About

About the initiative:

  • Yuva Sangam, under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) is an initiative by the Government of India to strengthen people-to-people connect between youth belonging to different States/UTs of India.
  • Registrations for the events under it happen at the YUVA SANGAM portal.
  • Primary participants: Interested youth in the age group of 18-30 years, mainly students, NSS/ NYKS volunteers, employed/self-employed persons

Significance:

  • Yuva Sangam aligns with key themes in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 by focusing on experiential learning and imbibing knowledge of the rich diversity of India on a first-hand basis.
  • It is an ongoing cultural exchange with the celebration of diversity at its core wherein participants gain an immersive experience of diverse facets of life, natural landforms, development landmarks, recent achievements, and youth connect in the host state.
  • Twenty-two eminent institutions across India have been identified for Phase IV of Yuva Sangam during which participants from these states/ UTs, led by the nodal HEI of the state/UT, respectively, will be visiting its paired state/ UTs.

Programme:

  • Under the initiative educational-cum-cultural tours for the youth, including on-campus and off-campus students, from one state/UT to another are organised.
  • During the tours, multi-dimensional exposure under five broad areas which are Paryatan (Tourism), Parampara (Traditions), Pragati (Development), Paraspar Sampark (People-to-people connect), and Prodyogiki (Technology) is provided to visiting delegation.
  • Youth across various states/UTs will visit their paired counterpart for 5-7 days (excluding travel days) during which they will get an immersive experience of various facets of the state and the opportunity to interact and deeply engage with the local youth.

Key stakeholders

  • It exemplifies the ‘Whole of Government’ approach, includes M/o Home Affairs, Culture, Tourism, Youth Affairs & Sports, Information & Broadcasting, Department for Development of North-East Region (DoNER), and Railways.

Previous Phases:

  • The previous phases of Yuva Sangam have witnessed strong participation with registrations touching 16767, 21380, and 29151 in the three phases respectively.
  • Yuva Sangam has been organized collaboratively on the model of Kashi Tamil Sangamam (KTS) and has garnered immense response and participation from all corners of India.
  • More than 2870 youth across India have participated in 69 tours in various phases of Yuva Sangam.
  • It has infused the spirit of volunteerism in the youth of the nation with Yuva Sangam delegates contributing extensively in the NEP Celebrations and Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam held in Delhi in July 2023, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign and various other nation building activities.
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