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.

Conclusion-

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