Eye on poll, govt all set to unveil a new youth policy

The new policy is expected to be taken up at a Cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday, sources said.

Earlier on Tuesday, youth affairs and sports minister Jitendra Singh, speaking at the Youth Session of the 12 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here, said that the new policy seeks to attain its stated aims by providing the right education and skills and promoting entrepreneurship.

‘The government is in the process of introducing a new National Youth Policy with the vision of empowering the youth of the country to achieve their full potential,’ Singh said.

The new policy also focuses on developing a strong and healthy generation through effective healthcare and promotion of a healthy lifestyle and sports, he added.

The policy aims at effectively engaging with the youth and facilitating their participation in governance and envisages inclusive programmes to take care of disadvantaged sections of youth and youth with special needs.

Talking about the two youth volunteer networks created by his ministry – Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS), he said that these can play a vital role in this regard.
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