Status of the Award will be the same as Arjuna Awards
conferred in the field of sports by the Ministry of youth
Affairs and Sports.
for the National Adventure Awards can be made, by the
Youth/Sports Department of the State Government concerned,
or a recognized adventure institute like Indian Mountaineering
Foundation or by the Adventure Promotion Cell of the Army/Navy/Air
Force or Indo-Tibetan Border Police or similar other Para-military
forces. All nominations in respect of serving personnel
of Army/Navy/Air Force, should only come through their
respective Adventure Cell/Directorate. The Ministry of
Youth Affairs and Sports can also nominate any person
on its own or seek nominations from such other organizations/
agencies as are deemed fit, for this award.
not more than one Award each will be made for adventure
activities on Land, Sea and Air. A lifetime achievement
award may also be conferred in a year. This Ministry may
increase the number of awards in a particular year for
specific reasons to be recorded in writing and with the
approval of the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
will be received in a pro-forma enclosed in Annexure –
II giving the past performances of the persons recommended
in general and for the year of the Award in particular
within such date as is specified on a year to year basis.
The last date of entry may be relaxed at the discretion
of the Government of India in exceptional cases.
of India will set up a Screening Committee to scrutinize
all the entries received as above land make its recommendations
to a National Selection Committee to be headed by the
Minister (Youth Affairs and Sports).
be eligible for the Award, a person should have excellent
performance and have outstanding qualities of leadership,
a sense of adventure and discipline.
decision of the Government of India in respect of the
Award will be final.
award will consist of a bronze statuette a scroll of honor,
a woolen blazer with a silken tie / a saree and cash award
of Rs.1,50,000/- or the same amount as awarded to the
Arjuna Awardees for that particular year whichever is
more. The Awards will be presented to the winners at a
function to be held at a place and on a date to be determined
by the Government of India. The Awardees will be reimbursed
to and fro airfare and such other fare of conveyance as
relevant in the journey through the shortest rout from
his/her place stay to the place of award ceremony and
back. Awardees will also be provided free board and lodging
in a suitable place for the award ceremony. During their
stay the awardees will be provided 25% of the admissible
DA. They will also be provided journey DA as admissible.
One companion with each lady/disabled awardee will be
provided with the same traveling and /DA facilities as
that of the awardee herself / himself.
in any form in respect of an entry will render that entry
liable to be disqualified.
award will be made for a second time to the same person.
award may be given posthumously if such an occasion arises.
of India may cancel or annul the award given to any person
under circumstances which in the opinion of the Government
might render such person unworthy of the award and thereupon
the recipient shall be required to surrender the statuette
and the scroll of honour.
decision of the Government of India in respect of interpretation
of these rules shall be final and no appeal shall be against
National Integration programmes
is a nation having diverse cultures, traditions, rituals
and beliefs. To preserve this values and unity in diversity,
it is of supreme importance that we foster National and
emotional integration among our people, more particularity
the youth who are the future architects of our nation.
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board have been conducting
National Integration Camps, Youth Exchange Programs etc,
which aims at promoting the National, cultural and emotional
oneness among the youth.
National Integration Camp
Organization of short-term residential camps of the student
and non-student and non-student Youth in order to instill
in them the spirit of national integration, through various
Group discussions, debates, lectures, and essay and elocution
competitions on the theme of national integration and
Community work, like mass literacy I anti-drug, anti-AIDS,
health awareness and environmental campaigns and such
other activities as do not require any expenditure other
than allowed within the programe;
Reading and learning from scriptures of various religions
and books which inspire the promotion of national integration;
Yoga and meditation;
Work-camps in which the youth donate manual lab our to
create durable community assets.
holding of National Integration Camp (NIC) would be subject
to the following condition;
The duration of the camp should not normally be less than
7 days and more than 10 days.
Number of participants should not be less than 150; however,
it may vary at the discretion of the sanctioning authority.
National Service Volunteers should be associated with
the conduct of every camp,
in each camp, at least 25% of the participants would have
to be drawn from a minimum number of five States representing
some linguistic and cultural diversity.
For each camp, there should be a theme identified –which
shall be specially stressed upon along with promotion
of national integration. These themes may cover topics
like “Education”, “Health”, “Environment” etc. The selection
of Resource Persons should be related to the theme.
The resource persons in NICs should be from among eminent
scientists, sports persons, spiritual leaders, school/college
teachers or retired teachers or any other persons or eminence
of the locality.
Exhibition For Youth
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board have been conducting
Exhibition for Youth which aims to promote a spirit of
secularism and National Integration, Unity in Diversity,
pride in Indian ness among the Youth of different parts
of the Country and to induce a sense of communal harmony
amongst the youth. To enable the youth to receive education
and knowledge about Indian Culture, Freedom Struggle,
Constitution of India, Panchayathiraj and Scheme for weaker
sections industry and science and Technology. To provide
an out let to youth to display their stalls and creativity
in various fields.
of India is providing support to youth adventure activities
through State governments. The Kerala State Youth Welfare
Board gives more support to the youth adventure training
program, which is intended to infuse the spirit of adventure
among the youth. It is clearly evident that the youth
of Kerala brim with the spirit of adventure as there are
greater number of entries for the bravery awards from
Kerala. The third National Adventure Academy has been
established at Devikulam, Munnar in Idukki district and
is conducting Adventure training programme such as paragliding,
mountaineering, trekking etc. A sub-centre was started
at Muzhappilangad in Kannur district, the only drive-in-beach
for Training Rural Social Animators
main objective of this scheme is to channelise ‘Youth
resources for Rural Development’. There are thousands
of Rural Youth who are willing to do any service on a
voluntary basis. The 152 blocks in the State can be chosen
for mobilizing these invaluable Youth resources and the
Block Youth Co-coordinator will be entrusted the responsibility
of each block Youth Community. 50 dedicated Youth Volunteers
will be selected at each block and they will be provided
with a two-day intensive training on disaster management,
first aid, community work, etc. These volunteers will
be provided with a Resource Kit and an identity Card.
Thus the service of 7,600 Trained Youth Volunteers can
be ensured throughout the State. The service of these
Rural Social animators will be a great blessing in time
of natural calamities, unexpected accidents, riots, etc
of Youth Activities among the Youth of Backward Tribes
Kerala, the Youth of Backward Tribes are not getting enough
opportunities unlike the Rural and Urban Youth. Three
types of programmes are envisaged under this scheme. Cultural
exchange Programmes providing the Youth of Backward Tribes
an opportunity to study the culture and lifestyle of other
communities both inside and outside our State, the preservation
and stage performance of Tribal Art forms and financial
assistance to 200 selected active Youth Clubs in Tribal
Belts are the major programmes.
State Youth Welfare Board will take initiative to train
talented Youth to participate in the International Youth
Exchange Programmes with the support of International
Youth Organizations. Youth can register their name for
getting information on different Youth Exchange Programme.
is a very important area of Youth empowerment program.
This ensures in developing a core group of Youth for the
rebuilding of the Nation as well a Trained Task Force
in various spheres. There are two major components in
selected Youth Leaders from each District (total – 140)
will be provided an extensive training on all major aspects
relating to the youth. This will be followed by 14 District
level Camps where 100 Youth Club Leaders will be provided
with the same training. This will enable to have the service
of 1,500 Youth Leaders throughout the state. These leaders
will be attached to the concerned District Youth Centres
and their service will be utilized for future Youth Programmes
in each District, besides ensuring all the activities
of the Department of Youth Affairs is reached at grass-root
is a unique scheme where 50 selected Leaders from 10 specialized
vocation is provided with an intensive training to upgrade
and update their knowledge and skills and thereby making
them responsible Resource Persons of the Board so as to
ensure and utilize their resource in molding the career
of thousands of Youth in the State. This ensures the resourceful
support of 500 Young Leaders in the following 10 specialized
Awareness is an important area the Youth can contribute.
There are several ongoing programmes initiated by the
UN Agencies, International Organizations and Government
Departments. The Youth Clubs will have to play a vital
role in organizing and implementing various Environmental
Awareness Programmes, Social Forestry Programmes and formation
of Nature Clubs at local levels.
Abuse Prevention Programme
Drug Abuse and other forms of addiction are increasing
in alarming proportion in our state causing serious threat
to our future. Young people have become the largest hostage
of this menace and their vulnerability is increasing day
by day. As a responsible board dealing with the youth,
Substance Abuse Prevention is a new area, which needs
greater focus and attention. The board has decided to
further launch a state-wide intensive “Campaign Against
Substance Abuse” with the co-operation of UN Agencies,
Government departments and other voluntary organizations.
/ AIDS Prevention Programme
is another area of global concern. According to estimates,
this epidemic is spreading widely in India. Several steps
have been taken by the government and huge funds are being
diverted for the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS.
As Youth Welfare Board envisages a network of action through
the State/District Youth Centres, besides Youth Clubs
at grass root levels, it can function effectively in combating
this dreadful disease. The Activities will be done in
collaboration with National AIDS Control Organization
(NACO), UNAIDS, State AIDS Cell and other Voluntary Organizations.
Training for Youth
the experiences of young people in industrialized and
developing countries are very different, they share common
concerns about their future when it comes to finding decent
and meaningful employment. With many of the world’s major
economies slowing in growth, this is an increasing concern.
official report states, “Youth make up more than 40 per
cent of the world’s total unemployed. There are an estimated
66 million unemployed young people in the world today
– an increase of nearly 10 million since 1965”.
India the situation of youth is the same as any other
developing country. The social un rest due to unemployment
make things worst. In Kerala the ratio of unemployed youth
is going up. The Kerala State Youth Welfare Board’s youth
employment training scheme aims at providing training
to un-employed youths of the state. It is for promoting
self-employment. A large number of youth have been given
training in the fields like Carpentry, Masonry, Bee-keeping,
Electrical and Electronics equipment maintenance, etc
which help them to find jobs in their villages itself.
State Youth Welfare Board has proposed to establish Career
Guidance Centres along with each district offices. Youth
will get information regarding latest employment opportunities
and details about different courses and training.
the next 5 years the main focus will be exploring the
latest advancement in the field of Science & Technology,
particularly Information Technology, besides imbibing
the skills of the Traditional Rural Industry. The Board
is intending to establish a State Level Training Centre
and to conduct regular Training and Vocational Programmes
with the Central and State Departments, Khadi & Village
Industries Commission, National Open School, Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU), etc.
Centres for Youth
Present day strees, strain and competition have affected
the mental and emotional health of the youth. This has
reflected in their studies, career, marital, personal
and social life. This scheme aims to find out solutions
for the problems faced by the youths and young couples
in our state. There is an urgent need to establish counseling
centres attached to the all the 14 District Youth Centres
in our state. The staffs to these centres can be appointed
on contract basis.
of Youth Clubs
State Youth Welfare Board is supporting the activities
of Youth Clubs by giving affiliation as per the norms
of the board. Youth clubs registered for the total welfare
adn empowerment of youth in Kerala without any discrimination
is entitled to get the affiliation.
clubs will have the privilege to participate in various
programmes as well as avail the assistance provided by
of affiliated Youth Clubs in Kerala (district wise)
Youth Clubs in Kerala are requested to submit their application
for the affiliation with Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.
are three Youth Hostels at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam
and Kozhikode in Kerala. They are under the administrative
control of Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.
are proposals for construction of youth hostels at Wayanad
and Idukki districts. It is a joint venture of state and
central government. The construction of Wayanad Youth
Hostel is underway.
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is a state with wide international reputation for its
advancement in the field of education, health, and standard
of living. The geography, scenic beauties and cultural
traditions of our state had always been a fascination
for people worldwide. The strategic position of India
in South & South East Asia with God’s Own Country
in the south provides the rare opportunity for Kerala
to open its windows to the world.
establishment of an International Youth Centre in Trivandrum
is a very important challenge and venture the Board has
decided to undertake during the tenth plan. The International
Youth Centre will be able to host several International
Youth Programmes and events and thereby be self-sustainable
in the future. The main objective of the centre is to
mobilize resources from various international organizations
for youth development activities in Kerala and to act
as global window for the Youth of Kerala.
National Adventure Academy
National Adventure Academy at Devikulam has established
on March 1998 with the assistance to Government of India.
A special officer is engaged there to look after the day
to day activities of the camp. Now the Academy has its
own building. Every year, training in various adventure
activities is given to the selected youths at the age
group of 15 to 35 years. About 530 youths have been trained
from the Academy in paragliding basic course, trekking
and rock climbing on free of cost. This is the only institution
in India giving adventure training in adventure activities
free of cost. The National Adventure Foundation is the
sponsoring agency in giving training to the youth.
sub-centre of Adventure Academy was started at Muzhappilangad
in Kannur District, the only drive-in-beach in India.
It has conducted Aero-sports Training for 125 selected
youths in January 2001. Training in water sports have
been imparted to 120 youths in association with the Cochin
Naval Base, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. It is
an encouraging fact that more and more youths are participating
in adventure activities. This will help in developing
harmony and friendship among the various Youth Groups,
besides enable the State to gain laurels at National and
a rare and unique youth festival, is conducted mainly
for the youth who have no proper platform to present their
cultural and physical talents. In this festival youth
in the age group of 15-35 can participate in Cultural,
Arts and Sports competitions in block, district level
to State level. There are some selected cultural items,
which are not popular in mainstream cultural scene, has
also been included in this festival.
is now a widely accepted festival for the Youth of Kerala.
As a result every youth in this State is getting a chance
to project him/her self to the fore-front in every sphere
15 lakhs of youth are participating every year in this
National Youth Festival
created a model for the nation by initiating a colourful
youth festival “Keralotsavam”, which is conducted with
gaiety and fanfare every year. It was the Keralotsavam
initiated by the Kerala State Youth Welfare Board inspired
the Government of India to organize the Desiya Yuva Utsav.
Desiya Yuva Utsav is the National Youth Festival organized
every year by the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government
of India, in which participants from all the states participate.
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board will promote the talented
youth to get training to participate in the national youth
Yuva Jyothi-Chief Minister’s Self Employment Training
Scheme for self Employment Training is started with the
aim to make the youth earn and live independently various
Self Employment Programmes are being conducted now in
association with voluntary organizations and clubs, which
are affiliated to Kerala State Youth Welfare Board. Through
this scheme, training is conducted in Handicraft soap,
agarbathy making, food processing, computer course, beautician
course etc. Many of the youth from rural area and urban
slum have been participating and learning the techniques
and methods from these training scheme. This scheme will
make the have the youth self-reliant and independents
by selling up their own production unit.
Government of India has been conferring National Youth
Awards to outstanding contributions of Youth between the
age of 15-35, for the last few years. In line with the
National Award, the board has decided to introduce State
Youth Awards to encourage the Kerala Youth by acknowledging
and recognizing their outstanding contribution towards
the cause of fellow youth and society. This will develop
a sense of responsibility as well improve their personal
potential. The Awards will be given at two levels – District
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