The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister of India has approved the establishment of an autonomous body Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat).
Mera Yuva Bharat is an autonomous body will benefit the youth in the age group of 15- 29 years, in line with the definition of ‘Youth’ in the National Youth Policy.
In case of programme components specifically meant for the adolescents, the beneficiaries will be in the age group of 10-19 years.
It will help in Setting the focus of the Government on Youth Led development and to make the Youth “active drivers” of development and not merely “passive recipients”.
It will be launched on 31st October, 2023 on National Unity Day.
The primary objective of Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is to make it a whole of Government platform for youth development.
Under the new arrangement, with access to resources & connection to opportunities, youth would become community change agents and nation builders allowing them to act as the Yuva Setu between the Government and the citizens.
It seeks to harness the Immense youth energy for nation building.