Youth Day occasion immediately to cheer kids to be brokers of change

India has one of many youngest populations on the earth and 1/4th of Karnataka’s inhabitants consists of youth. Nonetheless, younger individuals’s engagement with democracy nonetheless faces vital limitations. The participation of youth in governance/democracy is bleak.

In accordance with GRAAM, Mysuru, India is ranked 122 out of 181 international locations within the international youth growth index whereas Karnataka ranks eighth in each the youth growth and civic participation index. Youth Participation Index in governance/civic points and political engagement could be very low within the State, i.e., 0.2 and 0.3 respectively, it mentioned.

“Younger individuals have a lot to supply to the societies – from innovation to creativity to new pondering to fostering democracy. Their participation in democracy promotes energetic citizenship, enhances social duty, and might strengthen democratic establishments,” it opined.

To bridge this hole in youth participation in governance and encourage youth to be brokers of change, GRAAM, in partnership with PRIA (Participatory Analysis in Asia) and HSF (Hanns Seidel Basis), has been implementing a one-year-long fellowship program in Mysuru. 

Commemorating the Worldwide Youth Day (IYD), beneath the aegis of the Y4G Fellowship, GRAAM goals to carry out youth’s voice to group points and sensitize extra younger individuals on participatory governance. In direction of this initiative, GRAAM in affiliation with the Division of Social Work, College of Mysuru is conducting the Worldwide Youth Day, looking for energetic participation of youth from Mysuru, on Monday at 9 am at Vignana Bhavan in Manasagangotri.

The occasion will begin with a avenue theatre competitors which consists of assorted avenue performs on the themes like ‘Bringing consciousness on points associated to social equality, local weather change administration, and youth participation in democracy and governance’ organised by the youth of Mysuru.  

The road play competitors might be adopted by an Instagram reels competitors on the themes of ‘Civic duty, participating youth in governance, ambassadors of democracy and influencing volunteerism’. On this competitors, 60 to 90 second lengthy reels that individuals made could be displayed on the venue, a launch mentioned right here. 

At 11 a.m., the inaugural ceremony will start with a yoga dance by a crew of scholars from the Yogic Sciences Division, College of Mysore. Mr. Arjun Ranga, Chairman and MD, NR Basis, Dr. Basavaraju R. Shreshta, Government Director, GRAAM and Dr. Jyothi H., Chairperson, Division of Research in Social Work, College of Mysore might be current throughout inauguration. The inaugural occasion might be adopted by a panel dialogue on the subject ‘Youth participation in governance and politics’.

The quiz competitors would have completely different groups of youth competing to safe the primary prize. On the similar time, the Poster Presentation Competitors would even be held. On this competitors, the posters developed by the individuals could be displayed and judges would consider them on numerous parameters and award them the prize. The valedictory perform might be held at 4 p.m.

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