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When the Youth of the Society join hands for the Sustainable Development
The Nation Progresses In Harmony

 
 

About us

 

Environment and development are two axioms, which have been at loggerheads for very long and this has given rise to the idea of sustainable development. The sustainable development criterion though is in fact akin to our country as we have always propagated the idea of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’. India was whom to this idea and incarnated land with the name ‘Motherland’. The issue of sustainable development emerged as one of the most urgent subjects for International policy at the 1992 United Nation Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The agenda which is popularly known as UN Agenda 21 was endorsed by 150 participating nations which is a major policy decision on sustainable development. This underlay a more symmetric treatment of generations so that neither the present nor the future is favoured over the other. Hence “Sustainable development” has become a catchword for discussion and action because it captures a widespread feeling that “the state of earth is somewhat precarious”. At present though the issue is widely accepted yet there are conflicts of interest that occur over time and says. This is more evident in the hilly and mountainous states like Himachal Pradesh, where development of transport, communication and other infrastructure is necessary to keep pace with the neighbouring states and nation as a whole and to generate livelihood options. On the other hand we see around us evidence of progressive deforestation, a loss of biological diversity, growing volumes of wastes, increasing loads of vehicular traffic, haphazard construction etc. bringing changes in atmosphere and the climate. Apart from these physical changes, there are parallel changes taking place in socio-economic systems. There are rich resources but still exist poverty, unemployment, homelessness, regional disparities and economic pressures are threatening our social fabric. The thoughtless strides made in development are short lived as problems like natural hazards, loss of bio diversity, deforestation, depletion of various natural resources are increasingly felt in the mountainous terrain today and Himachal is no exception to it. The haphazard development and unethical practices have kept the mountainous state at peril.
Therefore, the measures for conservation of soil and other natural resource, watershed development and the use of indigenous techniques preserving the rich cultural heritage are an effective strategy for the sustainable development of any region. The youth of any nation can do a great deal in popularizing and disseminating the
eco friendly techniques and practices. In Himachal Pradesh the youth can address the issue of sustainability in an effective way through awareness campaigns and practicing the rain harvesting, eco-tourism, organic farming, energy conservation and optimum use of resources, upliftment of downtrodden and weaker section of the society and working for the promotion of art and culture of the area. The society will take up these issues over the period of time so that the hilly state grows in a sustainable manner.

YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The society
“Youth for Sustainable Development” (“YSD”) has come into existence as a state level society with the resolution on Oct 31, 2010 and is registered under provisions of HP Societies Registration Act 2006.
The Youth for Sustainable Development is of the view that the youth is a citizen of today. As such destined to play a participatory role in the national life of the country. In the exacting struggle for life, the youth does not stand on a “pedestal”. Alongwith other sections of the society, youth also suffers from the same socio-economic stresses and strains. The “Youth for Sustainable Development,” therefore, holds that this distinct, independent social class of educated young citizens has a significant part to play in the revolutionary process of social change. The Youth for Sustainable Development also holds that this class if organized with a constructive approach will grow into a potent force for social change, which would undertake the responsibilities of reconstruction and at the same time fight and banish the forces of corruption and activities of anti social and anti-national elements.

 
OUR CORE VALUES
   

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Constructive, participatory and nationalistic approach.

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Works with a faith in the collective existence of the whole community, which stays above party politics.

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Social Justice and equity.

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Integrity and legitimacy.

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Transparency and accountability.

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Commitment to service of vulnerable people

 
OUR OBJECTIVES
   
The YSD shall work to achieve the following objectives.....
   

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The Promotion, adoption and dissemination of environment friendly technologies.

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Optimum resource utilization and geo-hazard management.

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Spread awareness and work for capacity building to combat calamities and diseases.

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Protect and promote the interests of Physically/mentally challenged children.

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Protect and promote the interests of women and strive for their socio-economic and legal empowerment.

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Campaigns for the eradication of social evils like dowry, gender-bias and drug paddling etc.

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Promote and popularize traditional sciences of Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Acupressure, reiki and other alternative healing techniques.

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Provide training to the youth and deprived sections of the society to enable them to take up self- employment.

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Work for the relief and rehabilitation of HIV-AIDS patients.

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Promote and publicize yoga and healthy lifestyle.

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Capacity building and strengthening of Yuvakmandals, SHG’s and NGO’s by organizing trainings and workshops.

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Work for the preservation of the native art, culture and traditions of the society.

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Preserve natural ecosystem and environment and the flora and fauna in its natural habitat.

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Work for rural development and upliftment of the quality of life by providing clean water, health and sanitation facilities.

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Work for the empowerment of resource poor, farmers and women.

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Organize awareness and training to the masses on consumer rights, RTI, women rights, children rights and human rights.

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Work for curtailing cruelty against animals.

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Guide the youths for the development of the society under the true spirit of Indian culture and Nationalism.

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Organize workshops, seminars, exhibitions, conferences etc. and publish various forms of literature to achieve the objectives of society.

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To form partnership platforms for over all development of the society.

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To provide service to the society as and when needed.

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Work for biodiversity conservation

 
 
 

There may be poverty, there may be disparity and there may be degradation of environment but when the youth of the society join hands for the sustainable development..... The Nation progress in harmony

 
 

Upcoming Events

 
National Seminar on Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development: Present Needs and Our Common Future

Blood Donation camps

Medical care camps

National Seminar on Natural Resource management
 

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