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NYKS Core Programmes - 2019-20

Awards to Outstanding Youth Clubs (AOYC) at District, State and National Level


The Scheme of Awards to Outstanding Youth Clubs was instituted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India and is being implemented by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan The Youth Clubs are basically an association of youth, working in the field voluntarily, in areas such as literacy, environment enrichment, women empowerment, vocational training, eradication of dowry, un touch ability, forestation, health and family welfare etc.

 Besides this, Youth Clubs are taking up social campaigns, awareness drives on issues of local and national importance. They are also taking lead in community development, sports, cultural activities and other developmental programmes in coordination with various departments and agencies at different levels. Youth Clubs have helped the village panchayats in creating assets in the villages in a cooperative and voluntary manner, and in building up organizational skills.


The “basic objective of the scheme” is to encourage the growth of Youth Clubs, which are recognized as catalysts of social change. It is felt that Youth Clubs can play a vital role in nation building and other activities, such as literacy, skill development training, health awareness, environment preservation, national integration, social harmony, sports, creation of durable community assets in villages, etc.

The Scheme also includes promoting the growth of Youth Clubs and their developmental activities, so as to encourage more and more Youth Clubs to come forward for community welfare and nation building activities. With the introduction of the Scheme, the Government hopes that not only the existing Youth Clubs will play a more meaningful role but also more Youth Clubs will come into being in future.

The Scheme is operated at three levels i.e. District, State and National level.  Selection is held initially at the district level and then carried on to the state level and finally at the national level.  The winners of district level competitions automatically qualify for the state level competition and likewise, the winners of the state level competitions automatically qualify for the national level competition.


At Disstrict level, the winner is awarded Rs. 25,000/- and at State level the award is Rs. 1,00,000/- whereas at National level the First, Second and Third winners are awarded Rs. 5,00,000/-, Rs.3,00,000/- and Rs. 2,00,000/- and a Scroll/ Certificate, respectively. For more details, a copy of the scheme of Awards to Outstanding Youth Clubs is placed at Annexure -13