Strengthening National Integration through Yuva Sangam


  • Vishwa Ranjan, Registrar, IIT Patna

India is a land of diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. The country’s unity in diversity has been a defining characteristic that has helped it stand strong and proud. One of the most significant initiatives towards strengthening this unity and promoting national integration is the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Abhiyan. Inspired by the life of India’s great son and freedom fighter Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, the initiative aims to strengthen the bonds between the youth of different states and Union Territories (UTs) of India.
The Ministry of Education has conceptualized the Yuva Sangam initiative under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat in collaboration with various other ministries and departments of the Government of India. The goal of the initiative is to provide multi-dimensional exposure to the youth of different states and UTs in major areas like technology, tourism, traditions including lifestyle, art, cross-cultural learning, development, and interpersonal connect through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and skills.
The exchange of students from various colleges of one state or UT to different IITs and other institutions of national importance located across India would be helpful in understanding the diversity of culture and technology development. For example, natural language processing tools might be useful in restoring, translating, and communicating the traditional language of the Northeast with the rest of India.
IIT Patna has paired up with NIT Trichy to provide an immersive and multidimensional experience to the students of the two states. The partnership will enable the students to embrace the best practices and experience of each other through various cultural, social, and educational engagements. This partnership is just one example of how Yuva Sangam is promoting national integration and strengthening the bonds between the youth of different states.
This initiative will also build empathy between the youth of different states. It will help them understand the challenges and opportunities faced by each other and come up with solutions to work towards a better future. The exchange of ideas, knowledge, and skills will not only promote cultural connect but also lead to the sharing of best practices in the areas of language, learning, culture, sports, and development.
In conclusion, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Abhiyan’s Yuva Sangam initiative is a noble initiative towards promoting sustained and structured cultural connect in the areas of language, learning, culture, sports, and sharing of best practices. It will help the youth of different states and UTs understand each other better and work towards a better future for the country. The initiative is a testament to India’s unity in diversity and its commitment towards promoting national integration.

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