(The Gist of PIB) Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
NYKS will prepare Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in collaboration with NDRF to be launched on pilot basis in 32 Districts of 28 States/UTs.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) has taken up an initiative on preparing Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) of NYKS Youth Volunteers for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in collaboration with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
It is proposed to establish an institutional mechanism for engagement of NYKS by creating Block Level Disaster Response Teams (DRTs) of volunteers as first responders in NDRF selected hazard prone districts.
Initially, institutional mechanism is going to be on a pilot basis in 32 multi-hazard Districts of 28 States/UTs. It is expected to train more than 50,000 youth associated with NYKS till 2024.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)
Nehru Yuva Kendras were established in the year 1972. Later in year 1987 it became Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS).
It is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, within the Government of India.
It is the largest grassroot level youth organization in the world. It channelizes the power of youth on the principles of voluntarism, self-help and community participation. Over the years, NYKS has established a network of youth volunteers through its 623 District Kendras.
It has played a major role in implementing various flagship schemes of the Government.