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The Vishwa Yuvak Kendra has a unique history. In 1959, the executive committee of the Indian Assembly of Youth came to the conclusion that if youth work has to be developed in the country on scientific lines, a national youth centre should be established, which would provide on a continuous basis, training in youth work to the workers of youth organisations. The committee also visualised the centre as an international meeting place for young people from all over the world. Since a centre of this type had to have a certain permanency, it was decided to set up an independent trust, which would command the necessary respect and support.

OUR BEGINNING

The Kendra has a unique history. In 1959, the executive committee of the Indian Assembly of Youth came to the conclusion that if youth work has to be developed in the country on scientific ...

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AT PRESENT

Shri Rajat Kumar Narain is Chairman and Shri Shishir Bajaj is Managing Trustee. Shri Uday Shankar Singh is the Chief Controller.


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International Linkage

The need was felt in August 1958, while hosting the third General Conference of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in Delhi.


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Looking Ahead

The unique positioning of Vishwa Yuvak Kendra clearly equips it to meet the challenges that lie ahead. While the Kendra feels the need to grow and expand in response to increasing demands, it also recognizes the need to consolidate and bring into focus its programme activities with a clear thrust on development issues. After serious introspection, the Kendra presently envisages to strengthen and involve itself in the following fields of activity.

  • » Assisting small voluntary organisations by way of providing conceptual forums, technical training and information support, especially to those groups working in remote areas.
  • » Involving youth in voluntary action in a sustained manner.
  • » Initiating development education so that middle class citizens can contribute and participate in voluntary development work more effectively.
  • » Producing a bi-annual development journal.
  • » Setting up an NGO advocacy and outreach centre so as to provide support to the smaller and more vulnerable voluntary organisations.
  • » Initiating community-based development projects carrying out action research in rural and urban areas.
  • » Promoting regional cooperation and exchanges between people of the South Asian countries.