30 Oct 2023
MY Bharat will be an autonomous body focusing on youth development and enhancing their leadership skills.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch an autonomous body, Mera Yuva Bharat, on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31st. The Union Cabinet approved the establishment earlier this month. Its website, called MYBharat, will be a platform to connect ministries with the Indian youth. It aims to enable youth between 15 and 29 years of age to learn social innovation and leadership skills through experiential learning. It will focus on programmatic skills instead of isolated physical interaction.
The initiative seeks to harness youth’s energy in nation-building. Creating a centralized youth database will offer access to resources and opportunities. It will build a physical-digital ecosystem to empower youth and help them be a bridge between the government and other citizens. The Department of Youth Affairs recently hosted the ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ program, which saw 50 million youths plant 23 million saplings to create Amrit Vatikas across India.