National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development

The National Programme for Youth Adolescent Development (NPYAD) is a programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, formulated by merging four 100% central sector grants-in-aid schemes of the Ministry with a view to reduce multiplicity of schemes with similar objectives, ensuring uniformity in funding pattern and implementation mechanism.

Objectives of the programme

  • Develop leadership qualities and personality development of youth and to channelize their energy towards socio-economic development and growth of the nation;
  • Holistic development of youth including adolescents for realisation of their fullest potential;
  • Foster the spirit of adventure, risk taking, teamwork
  • Develop amongst youth a sense of pride in nationally accepted values like democracy, socialism, and secularism;
  • Promote spirit of national integration, unity in diversity, pride in Indianness, a sense of social harmony amongst the youth;
  • To motivate the youth to act as focal point for dissemination of knowledge in the rural area and involve them in nation building process;
  • Acknowledge adolescents as a distinct sub-group among youth and address their distinct needs and at the same time provide positive stimulation and congenial environment for their all-round development;

Definition of youth and adolescent

  • Youth would cover persons belonging to the age group of 13 to 35 years
  • Adolescent would cover persons in the age group of 10-19 years

Targeted beneficiaries

  • Members of the youth clubs affiliated to the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, National Service Scheme, State Government Youth Organisations, Bharat Scouts & Guides or student youth in Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Programme components

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    Hi,it’s me Biru Tamang from Kalimpong Dist-darjeeling West Bengal.I had completed my graduation in the year 2010.I am going through the net searching for new Government scheme,i got these scheme for the youth,so i wish to write few words.I hope these scheme is good for us,and make our future bright.Kindly,contact me if there is any opportunity for us according to our ability.My contact no 8972878653.
    Thanking you
    Biru tamang
    your sincerly