Celebrating India’s National Youth Day with 16 Open Opportunities for Aspiring Indian Youth and NGOs


National Youth Day is celebrated with the great joy and enthusiasm in India every year on 12th of January to commemorate the birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and great thinker Swami Vivekananda, maker of modern India.

It is celebrated to inspire all the youth of the country towards the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and his ideas. This day aims to generate eternal energy among youth to encourage them for big efforts towards the development of the country.His philosophies, teaching and ideas are the great cultural asset for India.

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Who was Swami Vivekananda?

Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk from India and renowned spiritual leader. He carried on the free-thinking philosophy of his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa forward into a new paradigm.

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Vivekananda was very instrumental in introducing the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He has been credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. Swami Vivekananda traveled all over the world teaching people and giving lectures about Hinduism in the United States and in Europe.

He always believed in the youth power to lead and nourish the historical culture of the country and carry some advancement required by the country to be developed. Vivekananda’s teachings about brotherhood and self-awakening have become goals of self-improvement especially for the youth of India.

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For this very reason, his birthday, January 12, is celebrated as the National Youth Day in India.

Youth is a most important pillar of our society. They aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow – they’re making huge changes to the world around them, right now. Among all the major countries of the world, India is the one with maximum young population.

Indian youth belongs to the different socio-cultural background and are more seen to embrace the issues directly affecting them. They play a major role in the Indian society and are taking up initiatives to make India more steady and prosper.

Young minds generate more fresh and innovative ideas towards India’s progress. Therefore many Indian NGOs prefer to work with the youth and for the youth to bring about positive changes in the society.

These NGOs have succeeded in raising the spirit of voluntarism and social service among Indian youth. Now we can observe numerous youngsters has come up and join hands with NGOs and is taking up initiatives, launching campaigns with the philanthropic motives of the non-governmental organization.

There are many NGOs who are running certified programs, grant programs, fellowship and scholarship programs for the youth to motivate them and make them capable of resolving issues prevailing in the society.

Several international and National organizations are also supporting Indian youth-based NGOs as they believe in youth power and know their importance in nation building. Funding is being provided by these organizations on a regular basis to help NGOs in achieving their objectives.

Therefore we have compiled some open opportunities for the year 2019 to benefit Indian NGOs and youth:

Apply for The Brightest and Most Promising Youth Fellowship Program “Teach For India”!
Applicants are invited to apply for “Teach For India” Fellowship Program which is an opportunity for India’s brightest and most promising youth, from the nation’s best universities and workplaces, to serve as full-time teachers to children from low-income communities in some of the nation’s most under-resourced schools…[more]

Most Remarkable Entrepreneurs of India are Invited to apply for the 3rd Edition of ‘Entrepreneur 35under35’
Are you someone who is pushing boundaries through your business venture with the aspiration of making a difference to your respective industry, then submit your profile for nomination for their 35under35 list. Entrepreneur Magazine – America’s voice for entrepreneurship is inviting to recognize the 35 most remarkable…[more]

HSBC Skills for Life Programme: Inviting Indian NGOs for 2019 Grant
HSBC Skills for Life programme in partnership with Swades Foundation is seeking applications for 2019 Grant in order to enable at least 30,000 disadvantaged youth to become employable and enter and sustain employment and enterprise opportunities in India in the next 5 years…[more]

4th Round of NIDHI-PRAYAS Program Inviting Indian Citizens
Applicants are invited to submit applications for NIDHI-PRAYAS Program which is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven)…[more]

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Applications Open for Rise Up’s Youth Champions Initiative (YCI)!
Rise Up has launched a third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an exciting initiative that is advancing innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health…[more]

U.S. Mission to India’s Volunteer for India Program: Creating a Young Citizens’ Volunteer Action Corps
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General Chennai (PAS Chennai) is accepting proposals for a project entitled “Volunteer for India: Creating a Young Citizens’ Volunteer Action Corps”. The goal of this funding opportunity is to demonstrate and model the American ethos of volunteerism…[more]

Applications Open for Tata Trusts’s Travel Grant Program!
Tata Trusts is inviting applicants for its Travel Grant program to provide partial travel assistance to professionals and other employed people to enhance their professional or work-related skills through relevant training programmes, workshops or…[more]

Applications Open for 2019-20 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India!
Applications are now open for 2019-20 William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India which is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. The AIF Clinton Fellowship is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to…[more]

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U.S. Mission to India: Inviting Applicants for Engaging North Indian Youth Leaders Program
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy’s North India Office (PAS NI) is seeking proposals for a project entitled “Engaging North Indian Youth Leaders.” Under this program, a grantee will organize and implement a two-day workshop for…[more]

11th Call for Proposals: Indo-Australia Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation
The Department of Science & Technology is seeking proposals for its Indo-Australia Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Indo-AISRF) to build linkages between premier research institutions in both countries…[more]

U.S. Mission to India: North India Workshops on Media Challenges in the Digital Age
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy’s North India Office (NIO-PAS) is seeking proposals for a project entitled “North India Workshops on Media Challenges in the Digital Age” for students, between the ages 20-35,..[more]

British Council in India: [email protected] Digital Call India
To mark the 30th anniversary of the web in March 2019, the British Council in India would like to explore their changing concept of connection by supporting digital culture projects inspired by how the web has connected us and exploring what it could do for us in the future…[more]

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U.S. Mission to India announces Opportunities for U.S.-Indian Higher Education STEM Collaboration
The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Mumbai is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Opportunities for U.S.-Indian Higher Education STEM Collaboration”…[more]

BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant for Igniting New Ideas! Win Upto INR 50 Lakhs Grant-in-Aid
The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is currently seeking proposals for its “Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme” to enable technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and…[more]

Worldwide Opportunities for Indian Youth

Apply for Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs 2019
The Yunus&Youth is seeking applications for its Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs 2019 that gives young people the resources and mentorship they need to drive social change…[more]

Call for Nominations: Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2019
Nominations are open for 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize with an aim to improve the development and living conditions of children and youth. Scholars, academic institutions, and professional organizations all over the world who are engaged in research on…[more]

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“Sport for Change: Empowering Youth Ambassadors to Action” Grant Program for Indian NGOs

UNOPS announces 2019 Call for Proposals for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund

Participate in the Urban Innovation Challenge “Citypreneurs” to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Funding Call to Promote the Benefits of U.S. Economic Engagement in Indonesia

EU announces “Strategic Partnerships for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Partnership”

EU seeking Proposals to Support for Civil Society Organizations and Promotion of Human Rights in the Region of Bolama-Bijagós, Guinea-Bissau

European Outdoor Conservation Association inviting NPOs to Implement Conservation Projects

2nd Call for Proposals for Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova

Applications Open for Sustainable Future Farming Mission to France

Request for Proposals for Well-being and Safety Research in United States

DFAT accepting Applications for Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program 2019

Caplan Foundation Grants for Early Childhood in the U.S.

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality in the U.S.

Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence – United States

EU announces EIDHR CBSS 2019 Call for Proposals for Guyana and Suriname

EU-EIDHR 2019: Support to Local Civil Society Action through Country-based Support Scheme (Trinidad and Tobago)

EU seeking Proposals to Enhance CSOs’ Contribution to the Governance and Development Process in Afghanistan 2018-2019

European Union accepting Proposals to Support CSOs Development Work in the Field – Trinidad and Tobago

Georgia: Call for Proposals to support Vocational Educational Training in the Field of Agriculture

Europe Foundation inviting Georgian Civil Society Organizations for Open Door Grantmaking Program

Visual Documentary Project 2019 Focusing on Justice in Southeast Asia and Japan

R2HC Annual Funding Call to address Specific or Multiple Public Health Issues

USAID Indonesia announces New Partnerships Initiative (NPI): Conflict Prevention & Recovery Program (CPRP)

Opportunity for Indian Citizens to Develop Research in the Field of Visual Arts

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