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5) Discuss the role of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS)  in developing the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and in engaging them in nation-building activities.(250 words)

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5) Discuss the role of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS)  in developing the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and in engaging them in nation-building activities.(250 words)

Yojana Magazine, July 2018 issue.

Why this question

Youth form a special age-group on account of their immense potential as well on being going through a transitional phase of life. A number of schemes and programmes have been supporting youth development across India and NYKS and NSS are probably the most important of them.

Directive word

Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about the role of NYKS as well as NSS in developing the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and in engaging them in nation-building activities.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- Mention that India has the largest demographic dividend and the world’s largest youth population. Present some related statistics and write a few lines on the need to build the personality and leadership qualities of the youth and engaging them in nation-building activities.

Body

  1. Discuss the role of NYKS. e.g launched in 1972, mention its objectives it is the world’s largest youth organization with presence in 623 districts; provides- training on youth leadership and community development; Youth Convention and Yuva Kriti; Yuva Adarsh Gram Vikas Karyakram; Tribal Youth Exchange Program; Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme etc.
  2. Discuss the role of NSS. E.g mention its objectives; established in 1969 and ideologically inspired by Mahatma Gandhi; activities- rendering community services especially in adopted village or urban slum; Republic Day Parade; Adventure camps; National INtegration Camps; voluntary work on diverse set of social, medical, economical issues in the society etc.

ConclusionBased on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.