The sixth season of Young India: Know Thyself: A leadership Development program was launched in August 2022. Shri Nikhil Yadav, Prant Yuva Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, Uttar Prant informed that the Delhi Branch of Vivekananda Kedra is organizing the program. Till now, more than a thousand students have registered to participate in this program from across Delhi. Out of those thousand students, more than 400 students have also completed its youth program’s second Phase (orientation). Students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, IGNOU, and around twenty-five colleges of Delhi University were present in these orientations, which included Miranda House, Bhagini Nivedita, Daulat Ram, Swami Sharadhanand, PGDAV (Morning and Evening college), Maharaja Agrasen College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Morning and Evening), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Janki Devi Memorial College, Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied for Women, among others.
The orientations were held at Vivekananda Kendra Chanakyapuri, New Delhi center. These orientations (workshops) aim to introduce young people to Swami Vivekananda’s ideas. Each orientation (workshop) lasts four hours and includes games, skit preparation, presentation, group discussion (GD), and presentation. It begins with an invocation and a brief introduction to the attendees. In addition, an introductory remark is made to put the participants in comfort and to provide a road map of the orientation. Then we move on to Geet (a patriotic song). Following the introduction and Geet, all participants are divided into groups and taken outside for the game and other activities.
The games foster teamwork and improve group dynamics and decision-making among participants. We then moved on to our next activity, a skit presentation, in which the groups had to perform a skit based on the theme Digital India and Atmanirbhar Bharat. Regarding the group discussion, the topic was ‘Need to Know Thyself.’
A presentation by the participants and closing words from a senior Karyakarta of the Vivekananda Kendra bring the GD to a close. Following these introductions, weekly sessions on personality development will be given every Sunday. The chosen students from the orientation will participate in a five-day residential “Young India: Know Thyself” camp in January 2023.