THE ROLE OF IYS

Mumbai, the city of hopes and dreams, love and romance, business and fun, promises a better tomorrow for every ambitious seeker. However, as we now stand on the threshold of a new era, the youth of Mumbai appear lost and confused.

Newspaper reports reveal increasing youth related crimes, a sad consequence of blind, hedonistic pursuits, championed by the modern society. Sadly, violence is now spilling out of the T.V screen into the homes and streets of Mumbai. Complex lifestyles, failing family bonds, mushrooming of pubs and discotheques has resulted in disintegration of social and moral values.

As a pure spirit soul, each individual is primarily blissful and happy in nature. Being victimized by such unhealthy and competitive lifestyles, the youth especially are experiencing the resultant frustrations. ISKCON Youth Services, with its team of qualified and dedicated members, is committed to address this scenario and provide an atmosphere in which the youth of today can not only enlighten and save themselves from progressing in the wrong direction, but also redirect themselves to grow into a powerful individual.

OBJECTIVES OF IYS

  • Equip youth with essential life skills by means of personality development seminars.
  • Assist their academic pursuits through tested study techniques & concentration methods.
  • Deepen their knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the theology and values of Vedic thought.
  • Inculcate a deep sense of respect, care and concern for nature and educate solutions to deepening environmental crisis facing humanity by awareness camps and practical assignments in rural settings.
  • Enable them to develop ethical discrimination in critical circumstances as well as day to day decision making.
  • Help them recognize their specific areas of competence with a view to achieve fulfillment in their personal lives.
  • Provide exposure to corporations implementing a value-based work culture in their organization for an efficient productivity.
  • Counseling and befriending to address the troubled and confused youth.
  • Social initiatives to help feed poor children.
  • Provide residential training to those interested in learning and practicing the art of meditation.
  • Organize quiz competitions on ancient Vedic texts like Mahabharata and Ramayana.
  • Visit places of heritage and spiritual interest to deepen one’s connection with glory of Indian culture and civilization.
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