The BYV sub-scheme, the first of its kind in India, was introduced by the Department of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) Government of Odisha with the Cabinet’s approval on 14th March 2018.

Goals :

  • Channelize the immense energy of the youth of Odisha towards Nation-Building Activities .
  • Inspire the Spirit of Volunteerism.
  • Promote active participation in various Social Action Projects and Community Engagement Activities.
  • Encourage traits of Comradeship; Personality Development, Leadership Qualities, National Character and Good Citizenship.
  • Engage the youth between the ages of 15 -35 in the state.
  • Make the youth the focal point for dissemination of knowledge within the community.
  • Target youth interventions through Sports, Social, Art & Culture programmes across the state.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle and scientific temper amongst them .

Features :

  • 8000 BYVs will form across all 6799 Panchayats and 114 Urban Local Bodies .
  • Build youth networks through an online youth voices platform.
  • Interactions, feedback, sharing of experiences and documentation of best practices .