The Youth have a Vital role to play in bringing a turnaround to regain the glory of India. Since its inception in 2009, National Youth Project-AP gradually became the constructive social organization for the youths of India. It became a genuine meeting point for those committed to National Integration and sharing values: the rule of law, freedom, human dignity, preserving our rich culture and traditions and the rejection of any kind of extremism. Youths have other activities devoted to the process of making a family of belonging to all religions, regions, languages, caste, creed, color and political thinking.
NYP-AP provides continuous training for young empowerment, most of whom play an active role in constructive nation building. It always gives a special focus is being put on youth employment, economic governance, rural development, education, health & sanitation, environment and human rights.
H.P. Biswas – President (NYP-AP)
Born in a poor family at Munshipara under Alipurduar District in West Bengal with little support from the family, he came to Arunachal Pradesh for study in government-run schools at Itanagar with his father working in Arunachal Government. Though moved smoothly, his father expired suddenly during the early part of graduation which came as bolt from the blue to him. Despite hardship to sustain and continue his studies and he started to work as a part time computer teacher to support the family. He managed to complete his Post Graduation in Environmental Science from Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Rono Hills (Doimukh) with first class in merit.
During college days influenced by Gandhian Dr S N Subba Rao (Bhaiji) he started work for the youths in north eastern states under the banner National Youth Project – AP as President. Initially, used to conduct youth camps in different corners of the region before successfully conducted various national and international camps in India i.e Tenga Valley-West Kameng (2000), Tawang (2002), Sille-East Siang (2007), Itanagar-Papum Pare(2008), Chaygaon-Guwahati (2009), Tawang (2010), Doomdooma (2011), Lohit (2011), Itanagar (2012), Nampong (2012) Nirjuli (2012) Matteli (2013) Delhi (2013) Itanagar (2013) Munshipara (2014) Kokrajhar (2015) Itanagar (2016) Lumla (2016) Orcha (2017) Munshipara (2017) Mumbai (2017) Kolkata (2017) Itanagar (2017) Diu (2017) Hosiarpur (2017) Guwahati (2018). Meantime, 54 NYP-AP centres were set up in various parts of the country to take up economic activities involving thousands of youths in training and educating them to earn their livelihood. Subsequently initiatives leads to set up of a residential school at Munshipara in West Bengal and other Entrepreneurs Development Centres in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc.
Now NYP-AP became an institutional partner of Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Speech and Hearing Disabilities, Mumbai, DEPwD, New Delhi, IIE, NSDC, SCPwD, SBM, NULM, NRLM besides received the support from various central and state government departments. Turning all odds, including hostile terrain, peculiar topography and geo-climatic condition, NYP-AP carved a niche for itself in the state by imparting skill development training to about 85,000 unemployed youths, farmers and women SHGs during 2009-2018.
The best example is in Anjaw district where the NYP-AP provided alternative to opium cultivation and 22 member’s farmer earned Rs 1.76 crore by selling large size cardamom (2011) in a single year, whose cultivation was promoted as an alternative to opium among the opium-addicts.
Chief Minister’s Livelihood Mission Schools run by NYP-AP at Nampong, Changlang district changed the mind set up of youths by adopting kitchen garden and livestock management activities to earn their livelihood. NYP-AP running 54 Skill Training Centres for PMKVY, SIPDA, NULM, NRLM, SDP for Minorities, SC/STs and other flagship programme of various central and state government.
Prizes & Awards Received:
- Karamveer Chakra Award – 2011 by United Nations Volunteers(UNV) for promoting more than 6500 womens in 500 SHGs and 7500 farmers in 82 farmers clubs and providing vocational training programme for more than 5000 youths in Arunachal at New Delhi.
- Bharatiya Vikash Ratan Award - 2012 by All India Business Development Association, New Delhi in recognition of selfless service to the people of Arunachal Pradesh at New Delhi.
- Excellence award for National Social Activity - 2012 by Global Achievers Foundation, at New Delhi.
- S. N. Subba Rao National Award for Youth Services - 2012 by Bharatya Yuva Shakti at Nampong.
- Mother Teresa Sadbhavna Award with Medal - 2013 by Global Achivers Foundation at New Delhi.
- Best Personalities of India Award – 2013 by Friendship Forum at New Delhi
- Rastriya Pragati Award – 2013 by All India Business Development Association.
- Life Time Achievement Award for Social Work – 2013 by Global Society for Health and Educational Growth at New Delhi.
- Bharat Excellence Award – 2013 by Friendship Forum at New Delhi for Economic Growth and National Unity
- North Eastern Golden Personalities Award – 2013 by Friendship Forum at New Delhi.
- B Memorial Trust & R.B Memorial School
- Arunachal Gandhi Ashram
- Arunachal Observer
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