Udupi: Wilfred D’Souza appointed as New District Youth Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra
Udupi, 19 Apr 2017: Wilfred D’Souza, has been appointed as ‘District Youth Coordinator’, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Udupi (on deputation to union government) by the Director General, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), an Autonomous Body under the union ministry of sports and youth affairs and has assumed his charge on April 13.
Wilfred D’Souza, prior to joining this new assignment was serving as the lone Public Relation Officer at the prestigious Haryana State Tourism Development Corporation, government of Haryana and was posted at Faridabad in the National Capital region New Delhi. He was looking after the general administration, public relations, VIP protocol, sales and marketing of the organization. He has also worked with senior officers of the government of Haryana at the Haryana Tourism Head Quarters, Chandigarh in his past 25 years of service. He carries rich work experience and vastly experienced in PR, hospitality, protocol and liaison and coordination works. D’Souza was one of the highest contributors for fund raising and handling VIP protocol for the successful hosting of the world famous annual International Surajkund Craft Mela held every year at Surajkund, Faridabad, which is undoubtedly the best handloom and handicraft Mela in the country. He is a graduate with Economics honors, post graduate in PR and advertising and has a MBA degree specialized in HRD management and training.
Native of Sagar, Shivamogga district (Karnataka), presently put up at Udupi; his wife is also a state government official, who works for the education department at Udupi. An ardent lover of Konkani culture and language, he has served the oldest Konkani organization in Delhi, that is Kanara Cultural Association (KCA) New Delhi as its general secretary in the past and also in various capacities, and has given his best of services in spreading Konkani culture and language in the NCR region.
Now in this new assignment D’souza is committed to carry out the objectives and Vision of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangthan (NYKS), wherein to involve the rural youth in nation building activities & to develop such skills and values in them with which they become responsible and productive citizens of a modern, secular and technological nation. NYKS has been working in various fronts of youth development with a variety of youth programmes of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and certain special programmes in coordination and cooperation of other ministries.
NYKS Vision of the organization focuses on developing long term strategies for good citizenship and youth leadership at the grass root level. Youth Clubs are formed and encouraged to participate in sports, cultural and local development activities. Youth leadership is developed in the course of formation and sustenance of youth clubs. This leadership becomes highly useful in creating:-
1. Networks of volunteership.
2. Opportunities of participation in fundamental democratic practices of polity and development; and,
3. Instruments of empowerment of youth like skill-generation, awareness creation about health, life skills, and self employment.
Considering the fact that almost three-fourth of the Indian population is rural, the development of the nation as a whole depends on their progress and development. Besides, the demographic dividend that the country has enjoyed because of the larger segment of youth population makes it almost mandatory for the largest youth organization like NYKS to take up more and more of such programmes as will promise empowerment of youth.
The office bearers of different Mahila Mandals, Youth Clubs of the District of Udupi are requested to contact Shri Wilfred D’Suza, DYC, NYK, Udupi for organizing youth oriented programmes and awareness camps in their respective villages & town as per the NYKS Guidelines.
Wilfred D’Souza, District Youth Coordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Udupi, Rajathadri DC Office Complex, Manipal-576104, Udupi, Karnataka Ph:0820-2574992