Mera Yuva Bharat

The Union Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has announced the setting up of a new government body named ‘Mera Yuva Bharat’ or ‘MY Bharat’. This effort aligns with the National Youth Policy, focusing on individuals aged 15-29 and includes specific programs for those aged 10-19.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, ‘MY Bharat will function as an autonomous body using technology to empower youth development and youth-led initiatives. It will ensure equal opportunities for young people to pursue their goals. The organisation will be dedicated to the nation on October 31, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary.’

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Aims and Objectives of ‘MY Bharat’-

  • Leadership Development: Enhance leadership skills through practical learning, promoting youth as innovators and community leaders.
  • Alignment with Aspirations: Align young individuals’ dreams with community needs, fostering a sense of purpose and responsibility.
  • Efficiency and Convergence: Integrate existing initiatives, creating a unified platform for youth and government programs.
  • Centralized Database: Establish a centralized youth database, simplifying access to information, opportunities, and services.
  • Communication and Engagement: Improve communication between youth and government and strengthen connections with stakeholders.
  • Physical Ecosystem: Build a “phygital” ecosystem by merging physical and digital realms, empowering youth as community catalysts.

Why ‘MY Bharat’ is Important?

  • Unification of Rural and Urban Youth: Address the evolving dynamics of the urban-rural landscape. Create a framework that unites the youth from rural, urban and rurban areas on a common platform.
  • Youth’s Nation-Building Role: Recognise the crucial role that India’s youth will play in shaping the nation’s future. Especially important as India approaches 75 years of independence and envisions an “Amrit Bharat” by 2047.
  • Phygitital Ecosystem for Accessibility: Establish a phygital (physical and digital) ecosystem that connects and empowers young individuals. Encourage youth to participate in community transformation activities and engage with the government seamlessly.
  • Technology-Powered Engagement: Adapt to the fast-paced, technology-driven world. Utilize digital tools and technologies to engage and empower today’s youth effectively.


These types of bodies can be helpful to the youth of the country. They can improve skills and reduce unemployment.