Yuvoday Volunteer Engagement Program Expands to Dantewada, Marking Milestone in Youth-Led Development

Yuvoday Expands to Dantewada: A Milestone in Youth-Led Development

Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, February 13, 2024 – Yuvoday, a pioneering youth network, has launched in Dantewada District, marking its ninth district in Chhattisgarh. With over 1000 members, Yuvoday is committed to advancing health, nutrition, education, and sanitation in rural villages of Dantewada.
Yuvoday champions essential practices including exclusive breastfeeding, child immunization, and the promotion of iron-rich diets and supplements for women and adolescents. It also promotes innovative programs in education; ‘Aaj Kya Seekha?’ and ‘Padhai ka Kona’ to encourage learning of children at home, with the involvement of parents.
The expansion signifies Yuvoday’s rapid growth since its inception in Bastar in 2020. The network, in collaboration with district administrations and UNICEF, has been pivotal in fostering youth leadership and community development across Chhattisgarh.
District Collector Mr. Mayank Chaturvedi, IAS, stated, “At the heart of Yuvoday’s mission is the belief in the power of youth to drive positive change. Our volunteers are the very agents of transformation within their communities.”
Mr. Job Zachariah, Chief, UNICEF Chhattisgarh at the launch, expressed optimism about the program’s impact, stating, “Yuvoday exemplifies the transformative potential of youth engagement. Dantewada is known for its innovations. Yuvoday is the next big innovation in the district, which could become a model in the country for youth empowerment and social change.”
Chhattisgarh hosts a robust network of youth engagement initiatives, with over 1 lakh volunteers, including Yuvoday branches in Bastar, Bijapur, Kondagaon, and now Dantewada.
The Yuvoday Volunteer Engagement Program stands as a testament to the power of grassroots mobilization and collective action. As it extends its reach to Dantewada, the program reaffirms its commitment to empowering youth as architects of change and champions of progress.
The launch event witnessed the presence of other esteemed dignitaries, including SP, Gaurav Rai, IPS; Mr Kumar Biswaranjan, IAS, CEO Zila Panchayat; Mr Jayant Nahata.

Maad Sandesh

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