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Utilising constitutional tasks, rural immersion, and volunteering experiences, Uttar Pradesh based YES Foundation is changing the narrative for thousands of rural youth   “Imagine opening up a book on sexuality and sexual health in a train compartment filled with men who eve-teased girls coming to Lucknow on a daily basis. The thought itself was stifling …

Book Review of Commutiny: Sparking an Inside-Out Youth Leadership Revolution by Arjun Shekhar and Mahamaya Navlakha In today’s age of digital omnipresence, we often see vanity taking prominence. In attempt to attract more followers, individuals tend to glean over the true image and substitute it what they believe to be the best version of truth. …

I think as a facilitator I am stirred when I see these young people unfolding a new future for our country and our constitution. We often don’t talk about issues that bother us and the rights that our constitution provides us. But I believe young people like Farheen are fearless. Be A Jagrik not only …

FIRST-HAND First-Hand testimonials, showcasing what it takes to drive change, with resilience Growing up in Hyderabad, I vividly remember my first attempt to contribute for others. I was probably 4 or 5, and I had collected a sum of Rupees 152 for Help Age India. That is how everything started for me. I moved on …

Ali Imam – from YUVA: Youth United for Voluntary Action Organization – suddenly choked up. With an unlikely look on his face, he stopped, as if contemplating about the unknown. Looking around the room – as if trying to find an answer in the whites of the cracking wall – with bated breath, he started …

Hidden away in the extreme corner of the country, Mizoram is filled with luscious green forests, a rolling hilly landscape, limitless love for football and an indomitable Mizo spirit. The state was officially born in 1987 and in more than thirty years from that historic date, currently, its million inhabitants can boast about the fact …

FIRST-HAND First-Hand testimonials, showcasing what it takes to drive change, with resilience I was never interested in politics. But, a road and a series of civic tasks changed me. Our village, Anpoondi, has almost 200 girls with more than 50 of them living in my neighbourhood – The palla street. But, it is a far …

Saloni and Aditi from Jamshedpur Public School are creating a dialogue with Safai Karamcharis at school, subtly rediscovering what it means to be free While studying at school, I remember asking my mother for money every now and then – for music CDs, books, clothes and so much more. More often than not, I would …