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Tribal Youth Exchange Programme

Tribal Youth Exchange Programme


Tribes are a group of people having distinct language, culture, lifestyle and socio-economic condition and are living in a specific geographical area. Normally, the tribes reside in interior forests, remote and inaccessible areas or in the outskirts of forests and hilly regions. According to Article 180 of the Constitution, the Scheduled Tribes are the tribes or tribal communities or part of groups within these tribes and tribal communities, which have been declared as such by the President through a public notification. As per the 2011 Census, the Schedule Tribes account for 10.42 million representing 8.6 percent of the country's population. The tribes are characterized by distinct cultures, shyness of contact with other communities at large and economical backwardness.

The tribes who are residing in the remote corners of the nation are not having first hand information about what is happening elsewhere in the country. If the student and youth communities are getting sufficient information and opportunities to interact with their peer groups in other parts of the nation, the extremist activities among them can be curtailed. In this context it is proposed that, the tribal youth should be positively engaged and educated and for that; tribal youth exchange programmes will be of great help.

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan organizes Tribal Youth Exchange Programme for the development of tribal youth with the support of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. Nine Tribal Youth Exchange Programmes have so far been organized successfully by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan since 2006 in collaboration of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.