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“My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, renouncing all for the service of others and obedient good to themselves and the country at large.” - Swami Vivekanand
The tremendous youth power is the hope of future. With this motion we celebrate YUVA, the national youth conference every year on 12th-23rd January, Promoting and nurturing this phenomenal youth spirit. Youth is the backbone of our country, the one who has immense potential, vigor, ardor, confidence, determination, and courage and above all is undaunted to undertake any uphill task that comes in front of him.
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology and Vivekanand Swadhyay Mandal celebrates the YOUTH DAY (12th January) with the NATION to commemorate the birth anniversary of youth icon SWAMI VIVEKANANDA by inaugurating the youth festival YUVA. The festival begins with the YUVA RALLY and then in presence of the prominent stalwarts from the different parts of the country begins the The National Conference MANTHAN. Manthan is a two days event that includes the discussion on the decided topic and paper and poster presentation by the participants from all over the nation. The festival continues with the second national level event UDHBHAV The National Debate. In this debate participants are invited from all the prominent universities and colleges of the country and the first day (14thJanuary) is dedicated for English Debate and the second day (15thJanuary) for the Hindi Debate.
Many university level events are also a part of this festival after these two events that continues till 23th January,The Subhash Jayanti


Manthan, The National Youth Conference was organized on 12th January-13th January 2017 with the theme “Skilling India for Youth Empowerment: Opportunities, Challenges and Futuristic Strategies” and with the following sub themes.
  • Youth Empowerment: A Call for Developing India.
  • Boosting the Youth Potential through Skilling: Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Volunteerism in Skilling India: Cases of Success and Failure.
  • Governmental Strategies for Skilling India: Futuristic Propositions.
The conference witnessed the exuberant participation of students and dignitaries. The dignitaries apprised of the importance of youth in nation building and the various challenges they face.


The paper presentation helps to develop ideas, thoughts, matter delivery skills, on specific themes by connecting ourselves to The Today’s Youth. In order to reap the demographic dividend of young population of India, it is important to identify the issues related to the perspective of youth. The section of paper presentation furnishes a platform to the Indian youth at national level, so that they can extricate themselves, other than performing conventional job modals and to identify their true self and to be the part of the change.


“Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” - Rumi
A well-known saying by Rumi emphasizes on the idea that one should have his own perception in life and his own way of solving the problem. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. In poster making completion, participants present their ideas in the form of a poster in anyone of the enlisted subthemes. This helps in judging their creativity, presentation skills, and their self-established solutions to the problems.


“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” - Plato
Music really changes a lot of things. It fills one with energy and helps in revitalizing the soul. So, every year the night of 12th January culminates with ‘Anand Lehar’, the cultural night. It showcases music performances which are very mesmerizing and enthrall the audience. Yuva’17 witnessed the jubilant performance by Filter coffee. Filter coffee is an ethnotronic collaborative, brain child of Flautist Shriram and Percussionist Swarupa, who organically combined virtuosic improvisation with electronic sounds capes and hypnotic grooves. They with their vibrant performance rocked the audience.


'Udbhav’, the National Debate Competition is held every year on 14th - 15th January in which the students from different parts of the country participate with great fervor. It witnesses the enthusiastic participation of the students in which they present their oratory skills in either English or Hindi. Every year from each university two Hindi debators and two English debators are selected. On 14th January the National Level English Debate Competion is organized followed by the National Hindi Debate Competition the next day. Udbhav’17 was the twelfth national debate competition organized in which the topic for the debate was “Will Skill India Campaign really empower Indian youth?” Total 20 universities competed in this glorious battle of words. The debate threw light on various ideas and perceptions about the scheme of ‘Skill India”. The debate highlighted on the ways how the scheme can help in promoting skill development, making ‘unemployed’ youth, employed and employed youth, employable. The debate discussed about the myriad issues like the need of skill development in India, the reasons behind the low skill rate of India as compared to other countries despite having the second largest youth population. It provides a productive platform to the young debators to enhance their oratory skills.


Col Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore
( Olympic Medallist & Sports Minister)
Sri Dattatreya Hosabale
(Joint General Secretary, RSS)
Late Swami Chinmayanand Ji
(Saint, RKM, Kankhal)
Dr. Krishna Gopal Ji
(Joint General Secretary, RSS)
Sri Anshu Gupta
(Founder, Goonj Organisation)
Sri Bhanudas Ji
(General Secretary, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari)
Dr.H.C Verma
(Renowned Author & Retd. Professor, IIT-Kanpur )
Sri Jaspal Rana
(Indian Shooter & Asiad Medalist)
Late Sri Joginder Singh
(Former Director, CBI)
Shri Kailash Kher
(Padma Shri Recipient & Renowned Artist)
Sushri Nivedita Bhide
(Padma Shri Recipient & Vice-President, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari )
Dr. Pranav Pandya
(President, All World Gayatri Parivar)
Sri Prakash Singh
(Padma Shri recepient & Former Chief, BSF)
Swami Shantatmananda Ji
(President, RKM, Delhi)