Programme Details

S.No Programme Name Date Venue Programme Report
1Theater for Transformation 2016-11-25 Bishop Heber CollegeWorkshop on Theatre for transformation Started with Ice-breaking. Mr.Allwin Immanuel, NSS Programme Officer. Students broke the banies and indifference and a unity and decorum formed the session. Students were able to interact with one another and strengthened the team spirit. Mr.K.Sheik Fareeth, Asst. Prof. of Social Work, Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy gave a brief introduction on Theatre Arts. He also stressed the importance of street theatre in building up the plans and reforms framed by the nation. Handouts pictures were given to the participants. Mr.Bharathi Balakumar, Film Director gave exercises of theatre through innovative games. Students were split into groups and topics were given to the students to play games with ideas for innovative approaches. Mr. Kalai, Trainer, Musical Instruments gave hands on experience on the variety of folkpone instruments. The way it has to be played and the impact among the audience. Me also gave tips and tricks in playing thappu. Mr.Babu, Trainee, Thappattam gave students a rich experience of holding the instrument playing it and dancing along with it.
21st National Conference on Professional Social Work for Youth Development 2016-11-10 RGNIYD Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) organised a two day National Conference on Professional Social Work for Youth Development on November 10-11, 2016. The theme of the national conference was ‘Social Work Approaches for Youth Development. The prime objective of the conference was to bring various stakeholders in social work to discuss issues pertaining to youth in India and the role of professional social work in nurturing youth for nation building. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr R.S Praveen Kumar IPS, Secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) who spoke on the need of professional social work in the area of youth development by creating opportunities for the marginalised and weaker sections of the children in the society. Prof. Ilango delivered a special address by emphasizing the need for professional social work in the area of youth development. The conference was attended by 180 social work professionals, academicians, research scholars, social work practitioners; social work students from over 15 states took part in this conference. Academic discourses and deliberations by 50 professionals in plenary, panel, and parallel sessions were held on various thematic topics focusing on social work approaches for youth development. The National Association of Students of Social Work in India (NASSWI) was inaugurated as an outcome of the conference to bring all the social work students of the country together with a vision to empathize, educate and empower the youth of this country for nation building.
3Workshop on Disaster Management2016-11-02 Regional Centre, Chandigarh5 Day workshop on Disaster Management was organised from 02-06 November, 2016 for around 40 participants from various states.The workshop was inaugurated by Lt. Col Ravi Saini. The aim of this Disaster Management workshop was to build the capacity of the participants to improve preparedness and response at all levels before, during and after disasters and to give all components of the Movement the means to work together in a coordinated manner. The focus of this training was generally on improving the technical skills of the participants, but also on personnel and team management. It aimed to encourage an exchange of experience and knowledge and the creation of networks amongst the disaster managers. It also aimed to improve coordination of disaster response and the quality and availability of disaster management tools. During the training sessions on Fire Fighting Evacuation Plan &Strategies for in-house & outdoor Situation. Techniques for Survival , Search and Rescue were also demonstrated to the participants. Sub inspector, Eram Rizvi, was invited for the closing ceremony. She gave a small speech to motivate volunteers for active participation during disaster management as volunteers are a backbone whenever a disaster occurs and their participation is much needed. In the end, Mr Stanzin Dawa thanked the resource persons by giving them an award as a token of appreciation from RGNYID. Afterwards, all participants also received the certificate of participation by the regional director. The session ended with an appeal made to participants by Mr Stanzin Dawa to spread awareness about disaster management.
4Workshop on Youth Empowerment through Sports 2016-11-07 Regional Centre, ChandigarhOne of the key connector for youth has been the field of sports. Apparently, sports shapes and maintains many social values that are held in high regard, such as hard work and fair play, self-discipline, sacrifice, and commitment to oneself and others. Research documents that sport participation can lead to greater health and well-being, as well as social, emotional, moral, physical, and psychological development. In short, sport has the potential to contribute to the positive development and stability of both individuals and society as a whole. RGNIYD RC recognized the positive value of sport as an instrument for empowering young people , building communities, promoting leadership value.
5Workshop on Youth Leadership through Peacebuilding 2016-11-22 Glocal Law School, Glocal UniversityThe training program started with the ice breaking activities followed by the inaugural ceremony. Dr. B.L Raina, Vice chancellor of glocal university inaugurated the workshop accompanied by Prof. Ayaz Ahmad, Dean Student Welfare, Mr. Ajatshatru , facilitator, Mr. Gurinder Azad from Centre for social equity, Delhi and Ms. Akanksha Sharma, Training coordinator, RGNIYD-RC . This workshop provided an opportunity to the budding leaders to build bridges of trust and leadership between youth groups and communities which are divided by conflict using the values based activities as its tools. in the course of five days, participants learned about traits such as resourcefulness, intellectual curiosity, flexibility around emotional experiences, sense of purpose and agency, as well as a need and ability to help others,self awareness, leadership through interactive sessions and activities.
6Employability Skills through Life Skills Approaches and Sports Meet2016-11-25 Village Taseeng, Tehsil Behror, Distt. AlwarRGNIYD RC Chandigarh organised a 2 Day Training on Employability Skills through Life Skills Approaches and Sports Meet for 600 youth on 25-26 November, 2016 at village Taseeng, Tehsil Behror, District Alwar, Rajasthan. In this training, besides developing the employability skills through life skill approaches, we also told them about various schemes of the government for youth development and the process to avail those schemes. The discussion was knowledgeable and enlightened the participants of the village about the government initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Digital India, Skilled India, Make in India, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Start Up Stand Up India etc. The talk motivated and inspired the participants of the village to take benefit from the government initiatives for themselves as well as for bringing a positive change. The participants were also trained on youth participation and leadership for village development so that young people can be an agent of change as an important partner in village development. Apart from this, RGNIYD RC also organised a Sports Meet for youth, as sports is one of the key connector for youth. The sport has the potential to contribute to the positive development and stability of both individuals and society as a whole. The villagers also recognised the positive value of sport as an instrument for uniting people, building communities, promoting peace and development. People of different age groups, caste and gender, participated in the Sports meet. The villagers were sensitized about sanitation, cleanliness and harmful effects of open defecation and also organised a cleanliness drive with the help of the community at Gaurav Path of the village under the Swachh Bharat mission. This programme empowered the participants to become integral leaders and decision makers in their communities and they gained a clear understanding that the power to impact positive change in their communities lies within each of them. This 2 day programme helped the participants to enhance their individual and collective leadership skills, critical and analytic problem solving skills and team work skills so that they can see themselves as agents of change. The 2-day programme concluded on 26th November, 2016. Hon’ble Minister Sh. Vijay Goel, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India was the chief guest for the valedictory function. While addressing the villagers, he said India can become a developed nation only if everyone contributes to the best of his or her capacity and ability and it is the time the youth, the students have to realize their power, their duties and responsibilities and their role in nation building and stand up for their rights. Now it’s the time that instead of brain drain we should act like magnets and attract the world to India. At the end of the programme, Hon’ble Minister Sh. Vijay Goel, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India honoured the students with the certificates and congratulated RGNIYD RC team for the successful completion of the programme.
7Workshop on Life Skills2016-11-28 Regional Centre, Chandigarh3-day workshop was organised for 50 young participants from various states of the country in order to inculcate life skills in them for their successfull and bright future. The main objective of this workshop was to instil the life skills in the participants. This training will help them to sharpen their axe i.e. sharpen their skills which would further help them to perform more efficiently in future. They can even implement the strategies learnt from the workshop in their real life and for the development of the youth they are connected to. Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc. This workshop helped all the participants to realize the value of life skills and enable them to reach the highest level of independence and maintain and enjoy a quality of life.
8Thematic Workshop on Gender Orientation2016-11-02 Class Room A, RGNIYDThe Dept. of Gender Studies organised a Thematic Workshop on Gender Orientation from 2-3rd November 2016 at RGNIYD for Gender Studies students and faculty members. The workshop facilitator was Dr. Neela Valli, Director of Initiatives: Women in Development (IWID), an NGO formed in 1989, as an initiative of a group of women activists and academicians across India. Dr. Neela Valli is a social philosopher envisioning social arrangement free from violence and poverty. IWID focuses on the empowerment of marginalized women both within NGOs and in the context of larger society. Dr. Neela Valli has discussed about the topics such as governance, gender issues and solutions in a holistic perspective. The participants were divided into groups and asked to choose one gender issue and represent the context, problems and solutions in charts. In the second day, a mock parliament was conducted for the students.
9Thematic Workshop on Gender Sensitisation and Legal Awareness2016-11-10 Class Room G, RGNIYDThe Dept. of Gender Studies organised a Thematic Workshop on Gender Sensitisation and Legal Awareness from 10-11th November 2016 at RGNIYD for Gender Studies students and faculty members. The workshop facilitator was Adv. Akhila R. S., a young and leading lawyer in ‘Advocate Ramalingam & Associates’, Parrys, Chennai. She is an alumnus of National Law School of India, and is the daughter of Adv. D. Ramalingam and Adv. Sudha Ramalingam. Adv. Akhila R. S. has distinguished between civil laws and criminal laws in the forenoon session. In the afternoon, special emphasis was given to personal laws and special laws pertaining to women followed by discussions. In the second day, participants formed groups and started working on reforms within the criminal laws from a gender perspective. They have presented their suggestions and recommendations followed by discussion.
10Special Lecture on Gender and Poverty2016-11-15 Class Room G, RGNIYDThe Department of Gender Studies organised “Special Lecture on Gender and Poverty” on 15th November 2016, from 11am to 03 pm for students and faculties of Gender Studies at RGNIYD Campus. Prof. (Dr.) Seshan Radha, Retired Professor of Economics, in the National Law University, Delhi was the resource person. She has discussed about the Economic and Gender aspects of development and detailed how poverty is conceived and problematized. She also talked about feminization of labour and feminization of poverty and their association.