TRIBAL YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Gov. Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     7th November 2023        

Context: Recently, a youth delegation from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who are attending the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme (TYEP) called on the President of India.

Tribal Youth Exchange Program (TYEP)

  • About: The Ministry of Home Affairs has been running the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme (TYEP) for the last 15 years.
  • The program is being run through Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.


  • Young men and women of the tribal community from the interior areas most affected by Left left-wing extremism are taken on a tour to major cities and metros across the country.
  • Promoting the aspirations of the youth in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism.
  • Countering the propaganda against the government being spread by CPI Maoists.
  • Informing the youth of tribal areas about the development activities and industrial progress and sensitizing them about the rich cultural heritage of India.
  • Deepening the confidence in the democratic system in these areas.
  • Spreading awareness about major development and welfare schemes among the youth of the tribal community.
  • Developing an emotional bond between youth belonging to the tribal community and their peer groups in other parts of the country.
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