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Karnataka to Launch Interaction Portal for Youth

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This is a part of the new Youth Policy of the state, to be released early next year, and is aimed at engaging the youth in a sustained way

Bangalore: The Karnataka government has proposed to set up an interaction portal for the youth, a 24×7 helpline, a talent bank and an outfit for youths’ empowerment in the new Karnataka Youth Policy.

Brought out by the Department of Youth Services and Sports and Karnataka Knowledge Commission, the policy focusses on those in the age group of 16 to 30.

Aimed at ensuring inclusiveness for the youth, the policy recommends the setting up of Vivekananda Youth Centres both in urban and rural areas across the State. These centres will be managed by the Swami Vivekananda Youth Empowerment Corporation (SWAYEM), which will be set up under the new policy.

The policy is designed to engage the youth in a sustained way by providing broad-based opportunities for growth, the policy document said.

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