Young generation is the biggest asset of the nation. This generation has immense potential and undefeatable strong. Recognizing this potential of young generation Honourable Smt Indira Gandhi addressing the youth in All India Convention held at Panchmarhi (M.P) in the year 1966 stressed on their personality development and to join them with the main national stream. In this convention a consensus was formed that there is a need of a non-political national organization to guide the youths of the nation properly and to inculcate the fundamental spirits of democracy, unity, equality, nationality, secularism and socialism. Getting inspiration from the consensus formed by Smt. Indira Gandhi Honourable Shri N.D.Tiwari materialized the ideas of Smt. Indira Gandhi by establishing Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre in 1968. Smt. Indira Gandhi became first patron and Shri C Subramanium the originator of green revolution became the first president of the youth centre so established.
Young generation is the helmsman of social change and construction of nation. History is witness in every era of civilization that youths have timely ascertained a direction of change and construction. In the first half of 20th century, multi-million youths came forward to sacrifice their whole lives in the freedom fight at the inspiration of the father-of-nation Mahatma Gandhi. Today, in the new millennium our young generation has to get ready for multi faceted challenges of globalization, world citizenship, and the challenges of our social, economic cultural and religious fanaticism.
Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre with its extensive board objectives pays attention to the physical development and provides the knowledge of idea principles and philosophies of Gandhi and Nehru. Today, it is necessary that the young generation is made ware of views of Gandhi and Nehru. They should be brought up with good morals so that a real equalitarian democracy in our country is established. It is a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit organization.
It is well known that present party politics is trying to mislead the young generation by their tempting slogans but majority of youth wants to contribute in nation building by keeping themselves above the party politics and the young generation want to manage things in such a manner that enhances capabilities and strength to our nation. Centre unites youth of the country working in diverse fields of life and it works for the personality development of young generation by evolving their innate qualities.
Today, we have many centres across the country working of same principles.
The object of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre are to organise youth of India, to train them in the duties and rights of citizenship, to enable them to make a positive and constructive contribution towards the realisation of the idea of secular socialist democratic state based on principles taught by Mahatma Gandhi and Pdt. Jawaharlal Nehru and to establish institution of a classless, democratic and socialist society on quality of social and economic opportunities. To promote opportunities for the development of character, discipline, efficiency, knowledge and the spirit of service of service amongst the members and the youth in general.
The activities of the Haridwar centre are managed by its Governing council supported by patrons and mentors.
The Governing council is the supreme body of the Jawaharlal Nehru Youth Centre, Haridwar. It defines and ensures that all the activities are conducted as per the guidelines of the central body. Our governing council constitutes of eminent educationists, professional and citizens of city who work together towards the common goal of Youth Empowerment. The council is supported with staff and volunteers in running the centre.
The Patron council is the advisory body of the Jawaharlal Nehru Youth Centre, Haridwar. It advises & guides the Governing council on all the aspects of management of J.N.N.Y.C, Haridwar. The heads of the institutions that patronise us and support us in our initiatives are invited into the Patronís council as a representative of their institution. These can be a corporate, a government body, an NGO or form an educational institution.
Individuals from all walks of life including educationists, industrialists, social activists, artists and entrepreneurs who have lived their lives on high moral grounds to be looked-up as role models are invited as mentors for the Youth programs.