Youth Brigade

യൂത്ത് ബ്രിഗേഡ്

സാമ്പത്തിക വളര്‍ച്ചയും സാമൂഹ്യനീതിയും സമന്വയിക്കുന്ന സമഗ്രവികസനത്തിന്റെ ബദല്‍ കാഴ്ചപ്പാടാണ് ഇടതുപക്ഷം മുന്നോട്ട് വയ്ക്കുന്നത്. ഇത്തരമൊരു ബദല്‍ വികസന പരിപ്രേക്ഷ്യത്തിന്റെ ആവിഷ്‌കാരത്തിലും പ്രയോഗത്തിലും ജനകീയ ഇടപെടലിന് വലിയ ഇടമുണ്ട്. 49 ലക്ഷത്തിലേറെ വരുന്ന യുവജനങ്ങളെ പ്രതിനിധീകരിക്കുന്ന ഡി.വൈ.എഫ്.ഐ ക്ക് അതില്‍ പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒരു പങ്ക് നിര്‍വ്വഹിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുമെന്ന് മനസ്സിലാക്കുന്നു.അതിനുള്ള ഉപകരണമാണ് യൂത്ത് ബ്രിഗേഡ്‌

Youth Brigade is a system functioning inside the DYFI Organization all over Kerala. A youth brigade is a trained team of young people functioning at block level. Presently there are 180 brigades under each DYFI block committee with a total strength of 18000 volunteers. They have been given trainings is various fields such as providing first aid, undertaking relief works etc. White T-Shirt and red tracksuit is the prescribed uniform for the Youth Brigade. The aim of the System is to assist the community whenever the society is in needy situations like, rescue works in natural calamities, medical aid during wide spreading of epidemics, development activities, and for social welfare.

As per the call given by the 10th state conference held at Kannur, DYFI has formed youth brigades all over Kerala. Youth Brigade is a novel endeavor aimed at channelizing vast potential of young community in to social service, voluntary works and charitable activities. Youth brigade has been in the forefront of relief and rehabilitation activities in the wake of monsoon calamities and flood.

Youth Brigade Activities includes:

Blood Donation

Hundreds of blood donors’ forums have also been formed through out the state. Our goal is to enlist a massive donor community with a membership of five lakhs young people. We are confident that this will be achieved in the near future. This broad network of blood donors groups will donate blood to needy people, especially poor, irrespective of cast, creed, religion and party. In this way, this charitable network is helping to foster communal harmony and human values.


Another important sphere of our intervention is productive sector. Youth Brigade members have taken initiative to form local groups of young people interested in agriculture. They are engaged in farming activities in many parts of the states. This is an innovative model and the response is immensely encouraging. In a critical period when the state is facing an acute food crisis these interventions will at least help to create an awareness and atmosphere in favor agriculture and food security. This will also act as a counterweight to the unhealthy trend of unemployed youth drifting towards illegal and criminal activities.

Voluntary Services

Since the inception in June 2007, Youth brigade has carried out multiple activities all over the state. When Chikunguniya and other epidemics spread in different parts of the state, Youth brigade volunteers had done a commendable relief work. This was widely appreciated and acknowledged by all sections of society. Youth brigade members were active round the clock in taking the patients to hospitals, providing food, clothing and drinking water to poor patients etc. Hundreds of medical camps were organized in the premises of Government hospitals and also in remote rural areas in order to support the efforts of Government and health activists. Medicines were collected and distributed. In spite of this, wide spread cleaning programmers and awareness campaigns were also conducted with huge mass participation.

In brief, youth brigade is a new experiment in the history of youth movements in our country. It is an effort to utilize the vast mass of human resources, enormous potential of young people for the development of our society. In addition to the mobilization of youth on various socio - political issues, youth brigade is a creative response to the more complex challenges posed by the impacts of globalization.

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