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Ordinary members, Associate members,
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IAY is a founder member of the Asian Youth Council (AYC) since its inception in 1972 in Malaysia. AYC & IAY organised 8 national seminars and hosted the Third General Assembly of the AYC in 1980 at Agra and Executive Committee Meeting in 1978 at Lucknow.
IAY has participated in programmes and delegations organised by the Government of India especially those events which are held under the auspices of Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
IAY conducted a nationwide project to educate youth below the age of 25 years towards the gravity of population explosion. It also produced a short film “NEK SALAH” (Good Advice), a film on family planning.
IAY is closely associated with the UN through its consultative status with UNSECO and UNICEF. It has been taken as the institutional member of the National Commission for cooperation with UNSECO, Department of Education.
As part of a major project “Mutual Appreciation of the Culture of the Orient and Occident” the UNESCO asked IAY to carry out a National Sample Survey on the attitudes of youth and the values to which they remain attached.
A UN sponsored meeting on the “Youth Forum of the UN Systems” (held on 27-29 May 1991) called upon mechanisms at the UN, International and regional levels to contribute to act as channels of communication between the UN& youth and youth & youth organisations by putting forth their proposals for cooperation with UN systems.
IAY has out up proposals for cooperation with UN Systems on Information, Internship, Youth Congress, Culture, Education, Employment, Trade, Environment, Housing, Health, Drug Abuse, Youth Exchange Programmes and Travel & Tourism.
The same were included the suggestions of IAY for discussion in the Youth Forum of the UN systems.
IAY brings out publications which include “Youth in India Today” & “Indian Youth Review”. It also publishes IAY information newsletter for the benefits of its members. These publications include information on various topics of interest of youth leaders and articles written by youth leaders.
The Indian Assembly of Youth (IAY) sponsored Vishwa Yuvak Kendra (International Youth Centre) for promoting international understanding and cooperation and for developing responsible youth leadership. The Kendra was inaugurated by Dr. Zakir Hussain, then President of the Indian Republic on December 22, 1968
The Indian Assembly of Youth (IAY) was formed in the year 1955 with the blessings of Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru and the initiative and cooperation of various youth organisations of India. Initially affiliated to the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), IAY withdrew from that body in 1974 along with other major national youth organisations. IAY is a federation of National youth organisations and provides a common forum where political, student and other youth and service organisations work hand in hand for the welfare of the youth of the country. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was its first patron-in-chief. IAY is now affiliated Asian Youth Council (AYC) headquartered at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Shri Ravi Dutt was elected as the Chairman in 1955.
First board of trustees:
1. Morarji R. Desai, Chairman (Former Prime Minister of India)
2. Ravi Dutt (UNESCO awarded Community Leader, Chairman IAY)
3. Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit (Former UN General Assembly President)
4. Nawal H Tata
5. Charat Ram
6. S.P. Godrej
7. Ramkrishna Bajaj
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(Former President of India, First UNSECO President)
Ravi Dutt (UNESCO awarded Community Leader)
1. To promote the interests and all round welfare of Indian youth;
2. To study the problems of Indian as well as international youth and focus attention on them;
3. To enable Indian youth to realize and fulfill their responsibilities to themselves, to the country and to the world;
4. To work in cooperation with the youth and youth organisations of India and other countries for the welfare of international youth in general;
5. To work for the propagation and fulfillment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations;
6. For achieving all or any of aforesaid aims and objectives and;
i. To bring together and co-ordinate activities of and to affiliate organisations working for the welfare of youth,
ii. To conduct periodic lectures, meetings, conferences, seminars and surveys on matters of interest to national and international youth,
iii. To enable youth organisations to participate separately and collectively in national and international conferences and other programmes
iv. To provide a medium for the exchange of information about the activities, objectives, and experiences of youth orgnisations
v. To initiate and conduct national and international youth travel and exchange programmes
vi. To establish branches, offices, regional committees, local committees and the like
vii. To affiliate to any national and / or international organisations including the United Nations and its specialized agencies and / or to co-operate with them in all matters concerning the common interests and welfare of national youth
viii. To establish and maintain research and reference libraries, reading rooms, study classes, hostels, forums and centres for study, recreation and welfare, for the benefit of youth
ix. To further the cause of democracy
x. To publish papers, journals, extracts, pamphlets, books and the like for promoting the above aims and objects
xi. To work in co-operation with the Government of India in the implementation of Youth Programmes.
· Asian seminar for youth workers in Ahmedabad
· Another seminar on the role of youth in community development and fundamental education at Patna.
· National Youth Leadership Training seminars.
· In 1992 IAY organized a workshop on “Role of students and teachers in Environment protection” in association with Inter Club of Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, New Delhi.
· Painting competition and symposium on environment was also arranged by IAY in 1992.
· In collaboration with Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction Organization, IAY conducted a South East Asian Rural seminar at Bangalore, which was a grand success and a great achievement for IAY.
· Organised National seminar on “Youth and Family Planning” in cooperation with the Vishwa Yuvak Kendra and WAY resulting in a nationwide project to educate the young people about the gravity of population explosion.
· IAY cooperates with the member organisations in organizing training camps, seminars and such activities for the benefit of the members of the organization.
· The assembly has sent a number of delegations consisting of representatives of the member organisations to attend the seminars, conferences, consultative meetings etc., to different parts of the world and has received similar delegations from different countries to India.
· Exchange programmes have been with countries like Korea (NCYOK), Japan (NKK), Denmark (Danish Youth Council), Germany (Young Farmers Association), Nepal (NYO & YHA), The Netherlands (CEI), Scotland (CEI) and many more.
· IAY also participated in celebrations of International Youth Year (1985) in Japan and Malaysia. This international exchange of youth has helped in creating better understanding among youth leaders of different countries.
· IAY also organizes national consultative meetings as also specific consultative meetings on the problems of young working women, in addition to promoting rural youth camps, painting competitions of young artists, trekking programmes, youth rallies and celebration of rural youth day on 1st February every year.
Ravi Dutt (Chairman IAY) with minister of Education Shri V Rao and Puran Singh Azad