Yugsrijeta: A Clarion Call to the Youth

Last two years, i.e. 2016 & 2017 were declared as “Yuva Kranti Varsh” by All World Gayatri Pariwar. These two years were dedicated to motivating and channelizing the youth population of the country, which constitute around 65% of the total population. As a necessary corollary of this crucial statistic, it is important to take measures to deploy this huge chunk of population towards constructive nation building activities. As mentioned in the last edition of “Diya Diaries”, examples of such motivated young men & women who have shaped the course of their nation when called upon to do so are spread across the annals of history,. Our own freedom struggle witnessed committed youth coming forward and undertaking the herculean task of freeing the country from a foreign rule.
While there have been several political & quasi-cultural youth-centric movements post independence, there was a strong need to provide a platform to the youth of the country to manifest its innate potential. DIYA was conceived in the year 2006 by Late Hon’ble Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former President and Eminent Scientist) & Rev. Dr. Pranav Pandya (Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and Head, All World Gayatri Pariwar) to provide such a platform to the youth. Ever since its inception, DIYA has been able to make major breakthroughs amongst a large segment of the youth populace of our country. With scientific spirituality at its core, DIYA has inspired young men and women for taking part in activities such as tree plantation, blood donation & healthcare camps, bal sanskar shalas, yoga & meditation groups, relief work in natural calamities, cleanliness drives, bhajan circles, organising seminars & lectures in schools and colleges, developing model villages & rural development.
Yuva Kranti Varsh saw a significant rise in the aforesaid mentioned activities and right from the moment Reverred Dr. Pranav Pandyaji declared the year 2016 as Yuva Kranti Varsh (on 12th January 2016, the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda), the young volunteers of the mission set out on a daunting task of reaching as many young men and women as possible. Looking at the enthusiasm and the positive results received in 2016, 2017 was continued as Yuva Kranti Varsh.
A concluding programme for the years 2016-2017 titled “Yug Srijeta” or at the “Yuva Kranti Sankalp Samaroh” was organized at Umiya Dhaam, Nagpur from 26th to 28th January 2018. Selected youth from around 650 districts of the entire country participated in the event. Months before the program, for inspiring the youth, four video raths (chariots) from four directions had started to tour and cover the length & breadth of the country. The First rath commenced from Guwahati symbolizing the red-tinge of the rising sun from the east, the second rath from Yogeshwar Shri Krishna’s city Dwarika spreading the message of Karma Yog, the third rath from Vaishnodevi after being soaked in the power of tapa (penance) of rishis of the yore and grandeur of the Himalayas, while the fourth and the final rath commenced its journey from Vivekananda Sheela, Kanyakumari representing the largeness akin to the Indian ocean!
After touring and conducting brainstorming sessions with the youth of the country, all the four raths concluded their journey at Nagpur and joined thousands of youth from the country at Yugsrijeta.
A kalash yatra was organised on 25th January 2018 at Nagpur. After celebrating the Republic Day on 26th January 2018, thousands of youth began participating in enlightening sessions of discourses by Senior Parijans of Shantikunj, state-wise presentations of activities undertaken in the two years of Yuva Kranti Varsh, cultural performances, group discussions etc. The participants were mesmerised by the opening discourse in form of a video-lecture by Revered Pranav Pandyaji.
The primary objective of these activities was to prepare a road map for the next 9 years until 2026 (‘Youth Vision 2026’) which will mark the birth centenary of Vandaniya Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma. A Nine-year Matrishakti Shraddhanjali Nav-srijan Mahapurushcharan till Gurupurnima of 2026 has been envisioned to pay homage to Vandaniya Mata Ji in her birth centennial year.
The participants undertook tree plantation activities in and around Umiya Dhaam. A deep yagna, symbolic of the divine light being lit in the hearts of the pariticipants was organised on 27th January 2018. Dr. Chinmay Pandya (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya) inspired the participants with his profound vision.
The event was concluded in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Road Transport and Highways) and Dr. Chinmay Pandya along with other notable dignitaries. At the end of the event all the participants took a pledge to adhere to and work within the framework of the ‘Youth Vision 2026’, unveiled during the course of the program, and exert their best endeavours towards making a difference in the coming span of 9 years.
‘Yugsrijeta’ means the one who creates an epoch! Time has come for all of us to rise to the occasion and as Yurishi’s Yugsrijta devote our self to the call of ‘Yug Nirman’.

 

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