youth NGO Passionate Foundation, founded and run by the youth to involve
their peers in community service and social responsibility launched ‘Wake
up Hyderabad’ campaign to celebrate the International Year of Youth of the
United Nations here in Hyderabad today. The campaign was launched by the
Chief Guest Hon’ble Deputy Speaker of AP Legislative Assembly Mr. Nadendla
Manohar, along with Padmashri Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, Renowned Dancer
and Choreographer;Mr. Ramesh Jackson, GM - Marriott Hyderabad and several
youth achievers and youth icons graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nadendla Manohar said that the youth are the
future. They must learn to become global citizens. He told youth to get
into Politics. It is a misnomer that to get into politics you need money
and muscle power. Without them also so many made into politics. There is
always a place to start. A good way to get into politics is to start from
villages, he said.
He further added that more youth need to be encouraged to get into
community service. Right to Information (RTI) is one way for more youth to
get involved in welfare activities. Unlike many nations, 65% of Indian
population is youth, so he urged more youth to get into social projects
and make a difference to themselves and to the society.
Padmashri Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, famous dancer speaking on the
occasion said that youth of today are far more proactive to welfare of the
society than before. Our youth are on par with the best in the world. If
given a chance, they can do wonders, she said.
Mr. D. Ramchandram, advisor to Passionate Foundation also spoke on the
occasion. He spoke on how this year is important to youth. Despite of many
youth organisations such as LEOs, Rotaract, Junior Jaycees, AIESEC, Bharat
Scouts & Guides, NSS, NCC, Nehru Yuva Kendras, etc., the visibility of
youth community projects is negligible. When youth power is channelised,
our nation will be the best nation. The International Year of Youth is a
renewed commitment, the year presents an opportunity to raise awareness,
Wake up Hyderabad is a campaign to involve the youth into community
service and decision making. 65% of Indian population is below the age of
35 and what the youth think and do will have great impact on the nation in
years to come. This is an effort to harness the power of youth for a
better tomorrow, informed 19-year-old student and young achiever Mr.
Chaitanya MRSK, Founder Secretary - Passionate Foundation.
The year long activities in the Wake Up Hyderabad campaign include – *
Representation to the Hon. Speaker to involve youth at the committee
meetings of the A.P. Legislative Assembly, * Youth Evening – to Honour
youth achievers and youth icons, * District level talks and conferences, *
City stand up events and an * International Youth Conference in August
The International Year of Youth proclaimed by the United Nations is an
effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s
youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace
to boosting economic development.