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The main objective of the Youth Affairs programme is to encourage and support active participation of youth in the process of socially valuable and nation building activities and development of personality of the youth. The Senior Youth Officer of the Department is assisted by 75 Youth Officers in implementing multifarious youth welfare programmes. The following are the details of the activities.

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Youth Centres 

Youth Centres 

For effective implementation of the youth welfare programmes. The Department has one State Youth Centre at Imphal, 9 (nine) District Youth Centres in all the district headquarters and 164 villages Youth Centres attached to selected local youth clubs in all the districts in the state. They are provided newspaper, magazines, library books, game materials etc. and the caretaker is given monthly honorarium for looking after the village youth center. These centers serve as a wide network of the Department for effective implementation of the programmes.

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Vocational Training 

It is one most important activity of the Department. At present, the following training are being conducted by the Department. 

Name of Training Qualification Age Seat Fee(Rs) Duration  
Computer   10+2 15 to 35 40  200/- 30 days  
Radio/TV Repairing

 10 & Above

15 to 35 30  Nil  6 Months  
Youth Leadership  10 & Above 15 to 35 40  Nil 10 days  

Mode of selection
Wide publicity of the training is given through print and electronic media. The District Youth Affairs and Sports Officers of each district is allotted quotas depending on the numbers of village Youth Centres opened by the Youth Affairs and Sports  Department in their concerned districts. Application forms are available in every district offices. The selection of the trainee is done by a District Selection Committee with the District Youth Affairs and Sports Officer concerned as the Chairman.

 

Computer Training 

Computer Training for the youths was started from 1st June, 2002 at the State Youth Centre. The 17th Assam Rifles under its Military Civic Action Project handed over 8 (eight) Computers, Accessories, equipments etc. to the Department for the programme. In addition, 4 (four) more Computers were arranged by the Department for successfully taking up the training programme.

The main objective of the training is to create computer awareness among the youth particularly to those youth belonging to rural and distant areas in the State. As such, preference is given to those who are members of the Village Youth Centres and whose ages are between 15-35 years. The duration of the training is 30 (thirty) days and intake capacity is 40 youths per batch. A nominal fee of Rs. 200/- is charged from each trainee. The training is started on 1st and 15th of every month. Computer training with longer duration of 3 to 6 months will also be introduced by the Department during the current year.

Radio/T.V. Repairing Training 

This training is conducted by the Department every year. This year the training will start from 24th July, 2002 at the State Youth Centre 30 (thirty) boys and girls representing all the districts have been selected for taking part in the training. Some of the youths who had undergone this training in the past have setup their own shops in the districts and are doing successful business in this trade.

Youth Leadership Training 

In order to give an insight to youth on the functioning and management of youth organizations and youth related activities and programmes and also to develop their personality and leadership qualities, the Department organized Youth Leadership Training for the offices bearers of the youth clubs and Village Youth Centres in batches of 40 youths. The duration of the training is for 10 days during which knowledge relating to youth work and related areas are also imparted. The trainees are selected by the District Offices.

Application Form                         Online registration  

Search Applicants                         Veiw Selected Candidate   

Candidate selection (For official use)

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Youth Festival 

Youth Festival 

Youth Festivals are organized every year at the district and state levels. The objective of the Festival is to provide an opportunity to the youth to exhibit their skills and talents in the field of culture, literary and other activities on a common platform and to promote integration and communal harmony among youth belonging to different communities. The winners in various items of competition in the State festival are selected for participation in the National Youth Festival organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India every year.

 

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Inter-State Youth Exchange Programmes 

Inter-State Youth Exchange Programmes 

To facilitate familiarization and understanding of youth living in border States with marked cultural differences, Inter-State Youth Exchange Programmes are conducted by the Department every year.

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Work Camps of Youth 

Work Camps of Youth 

The Department organized Work Camps of Youth towards community services and national development projects and to enable young people to develop in them a sense of social responsibility. The works taken up during such camps are the one which create a tangible asset like construction and development of village play fields, repairing of inter- village roads, renovation of village ponds etc. Tree plantations are also carried out during such camps.

 

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Adventure / Mountaineering Activities 

Adventure / Mountaineering Activities 

To imbibe spirit of risk taking, quick response to dangerous situations, Adventure Sports and Mountaineering activities are organized by the Department, Trekking, Rock climbing, River Rafting, Canoeing & Kayaking, Para Sailing, Hang Gliding etc. are some of the activities. The Department has sufficient equipments including Speed Boat to conduct these activities.

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Youth Hostels 

Youth Hostels 

There are 2(two) Youth Hostels of the Department at Imphal and Ukhrul. Cheap hostelling facilities are provided in these hostels when the youths come on educational tours, excursions, visits to historical places, adventure, hiking etc. Three more Youth Hostel have been sanctioned by the Government of India at Thoubal, Bishnupur and Churachandpur districts.

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State Youth Award 

State Youth Award 

This award was introduced in the year 1986 to dovetail the scheme of National Youth Award of the Government of India in order to give recognition to outstanding youth workers and voluntary youth organizations engaged in the field of youth welfare activities. This award is given every year to those youths who are recommended by the District Selection Committee which is chaired by the Deputy Commissioner concerned and finally selected by the State Selection Committee with the Secretary, Youth Affairs & Sports as the Chairman.

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National Service Scheme 

National Service Scheme 

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is implemented through colleges and Higher Secondary Schools in the state. This is a Centrally Sponsored scheme and the expenditure in shared between the state and the Central Government in the ratio of 1:3. Regularly programme and Special camping are organized by the NSS Volunteers in community service and other nation building activities.

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