Since the dawn of civilizations, youth have played a significant role in determining the course of society. The adage “the youth of today are the future of tomorrow” is well known to all of us. The youth have the power to change the trajectory of history. They are the motivation behind shaping the country for a brighter future. Many groups, NGOs, associations, and institutions have been working continuously to empower the youth for national development, as there has been much spoken and debated about it. But more importantly, are we mentally and emotionally prepared to see changes brought about by young people? Are we willing to hear what the young people have to say? Are we eager to see the world from their perspective? The energy of today’s youth is abundant, but most of it is lost due to a lack of proper channelization.
To catalyse the vitality of the youth and to provide a platform whereby the youth may engage in constructive activism, Youth United for Vision and Action (YUVA) was established in the year 2016. YUVA is a youth based- youth-run pedestal upon which the effigy of Academic, Social, and Cultural endeavours is carried out. Over time, YUVA has expanded to include all of the major academic institutions in Delhi-NCR, including Jamia Millia Islamia, Ambedkar University, AIIMS, DU, GGSIPU, IIT-D, IIMC, JNU, NLU, NSIT, and others. It now enjoys the support of over 1 lakh students, academics, and professionals who are dedicated to the creation of a civil society with a sense of patriotism. The only requirements for joining YUVA are honesty, commitment, a positive approach, and a desire to make a good difference for both the nation and society. The term YUVA is also interestingly an abbreviation for Youth United for Vision and Action.