Youth have an important role to play in the development of a nation, and utilizing the power of youth in a constructive manner can help expedite progress.
With the objective to encourage youth participation in the development of the state, Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs were constituted in Chhattisgarh under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and under the guidance of Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Umesh Patel.
Through these clubs, youth in rural areas got the opportunity to play an active role in the development of the state. The formation of Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club was announced by Chief Minister Baghel on 12 January 2020 on the occasion of State Youth Festival. This scheme was formally launched on 18 September 2021.
The state government has set the target to constitute 13,261 Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs in the state. To date, more than 13,242 Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs have been formed. Each club has 20 to 40 youth of the age group 18 to 40 years as members. A grant of Rs 25,000 has been provisioned for each club every three months. So far, more than Rs 63,77,00,000 has been allocated to Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs.
The main objective behind constituting the Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs is to connect youth with creative activities, ensure their participation in social reform and take public welfare schemes to the masses with their help. On the occasion of the inauguration of the scheme, Chief Minister Baghel said that these clubs will help in channelling the power of youth in a positive direction.
Youth have an important role to play in building Nava Chhattisgarh. It is the responsibility of the government to groom the young talent and provide them a suitable platform. Youth power is an important capital for the development of the state.
Besides engaging in various creative endeavours, members of Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs are taking the government schemes to the masses. The members of Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs also organize various programmes in the state, including sports activities, youth environment protection program, tree plantation drive, cleanliness campaign and drinking water conservation, plastic free campaign, ensuring 100 per cent attendance of children in schools, encouraging school drop-out children to join school, malnutrition campaign, eradication of malaria, save Girl Child, Voluntary Blood Donation Program etc.
Moreover, the youngsters are also spreading awareness about the de-addiction campaign and are making an important contribution in identifying the eligible beneficiaries for the beneficiary-oriented schemes of the government.
Youngsters are also coordinating with government departments to organize skill development programs and various club activities. Under the leadership building program, effective management and administration, democratic leadership workshop, development training for Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs, workshops on information technology and communication skills, and programs on current issues of global, national and local importance are organized by the members of Yuva Mitan Club.