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பின்னணி

Existence of a multi talented, discipline and dynamic youthpopulation in a country is always considered a treasure which helps developmentof the particular country. As such every country gives a special recognitionfor the country’s youth. Sri Lanka too places utmost importance on thecountry’s youth to achieve her ambitious development targets in social andeconomic spheres.

Hence, Youth of Sri Lanka are also having an undertaking foreconomic and social upliftment of the country. It is important to inculcate selfreliance in youths and directing them towards winning over those goals. TheNational Youth Services Council in Sri Lanka has been established with the aimof guiding the Sri Lankan youth in the proper direction to enable them to empower themselves to the fullest potential whilecontributing to nation’s prosperity.

The Youth Services Council was established under the VolunteerNational Youth Services Act No. 11 of the year 1967 and was revised by the ActNo. 52 of 1968. Over the years, activities of the Youth Council were expandedbeyond volunteerism and subsequently the scope was revised again under theYouth Services Council Act No.69 of 1979 giving the status of a fully pledgedyouth development organization.

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The Economic boom seen since late 1970s, witnessed a mammoth revolution in youth affairs in the country which included a number of youth development programs based on national services. One of the key programmes was the train 1000 youth each in number skill categories selected on district basis. Accordingly, vocational training centers were established under the NYSC in Eraminiyaya, Batangala, Ja-ela, Katugampola and Uda aparekka. Whilst conducting youth development programmes of the particular natur. Mean while the youth service council was instrumental in issuing e the first youth postal stamp on 27th April 1978 as a mark of recognition to Sri Lanka youth populace.

The symbolic first great Shamashana camp organized by the NYSC in late 1977 could be cited as the best example of contributing youth labor of Sri Lanka for the national development drives under the Mahaweli Development scheme. As an organization which involves in overall development of youth in country. NYSC held it’s e first drama festival in December 1977 at the john de Silva memorial theatre. In addition the national youth services council. In partnership with the youth Guidance section implemented a number of island wide programe since 1978 to support youth who sare engaged self-employment since 1978.

New training centers were established under the NYSC for giving opportunity for the youth to provide training opportunities in wider range of disciplines covering soft skills. Vocational skills to esthetic skills in line with national objectives. Introduction of the “NYSCO” youth interactive movement, “NYSCO” video unit for training workers in television and photography fields and the “Bellwood” esthetic village and commissioning of youth club movement can be considered as some of the revolutionary steps taken by the NYSC to the revolutionary steps taken by the NYSC to help Sri Lanka youth to develop their full potential in diverse fields.


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