Youth of Andhra Pradesh play a significant role in the progress and development of the newly formed state. There is every need to give exposure to youth to share the culture, customs and practices prevailing in other regions of the state which help them to learn mutual respect and appreciation of different customs, cultures and religions existing in those districts of the state. This will enable the youth of A.P. to outreach and exploit their full potential by exposing them through various Inter-District Youth Exchange Programmes which can result in enhanced commitment of youth to community service, democratic values and socialjustice.
|• To send the contingent of one district to different districts of another region to get acquainted with the culture, style and traditions of the people of host place, interaction with the young entrepreneurs, members of youth clubs/associations, participation in community welfare programmes etc.,|
|• To empower the youth to achieve their full potential and these empowered youth can also become torch bearers and trainers for other youth in the youth clubs in thestate.|
|• To provide a sense of harmony and togetherness in individuals from young age|
|• To instill social values and promote community service to build national ownership.|
|• To understand various cultural background, heritage, traditions of other districts.|
|• To inculcate discipline, decency and decorum followed in other places of thedistricts.|
Brief outline of activities at the placement destination
The objective of this programme is familiarization of youth with the environment,familylife,social custom etc.,of the people living indifferent parts of the State, understanding of the common historical and cultural heritage of our State as symbolized in historical monuments, cultural forms and the way of life of the people, understanding of the problems being faced by the people of different regions, appreciation of thevastness of the State, its’ varied customs and traditions and yet a basic oneness which should engender among the participants a pride in being an Indian and to inculcate amongst the youth a feeling of communal harmony.
The groups on reaching the places of visit should undertake a variety of programmes which may include:
Youth between the age group of 18 to 35 years.
Preference will be given to
a) Non-students, members of NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides, Members of Youth Clubs, Sports persons, National/ State Youth Awardees etc.,
b) Volunteers working in the field of communitydevelopment
c) Both male and female (preferably 50:50), S.C. ST., BC, differently abled, destitutes, orphans, minority communities.