TRIBAL YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (TYEP) (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government scheme)

News-CRUX-10     19th October 2023        
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Context: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation recently interacts with 200 tribal youth under the Tribal Youth Exchange Program (TYEP) in New Delhi, recently.

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.

o The programme is being run through Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • Objective: Young men and women of the tribal community from the interior areas most affected by Left Wing Extremism are taken on a tour to major cities and metros across the country.
  • The main objectives of this programme are:

o Promoting the aspirations of the youth in areas affected by Left Wing Extremism.

o Countering the propaganda against the government being spread by CPI Maoists.

o Informing the youth of tribal areas about the development activities and industrial progress and to sensitize them about the rich cultural heritage of India.

o Deepening the confidence in democratic system in these areas.

o Spreading awareness about major development and welfare schemes among the youth of the tribal community.

o Developing an emotional bonding between youth belonging to the tribal community and their peer groups in other parts of the country.