Yuva Milan

YUVA MILAN-Commemorating Swamiji’s Birthday
The Centre for Social Activities (CSA), Jayantian Extension Services (JES), Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru has organized an Expert talk on “Journey from Burn Survivor to a Burn Specialist” by Dr. Prema Dhanraj on 12th January 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at A2 auditorium. The primary objective of this event was to raise awareness and promote burn prevention among students.

The resource person started the session by informing about the frequent incidents of burn injuries and their effect on individuals. She also mentioned her life journey from burn victim to burn specialist and the difficulties, setbacks, and victories encountered on the path to becoming a successful surgeon after surviving burn injuries.

Inauguration of Yuva Milan - 2023
The Centre for Social Activities (CSA), Jayantian Extension Services (JES) inaugurated Yuva Milan for the academic year 2022-23, on January 10, 2023. The inaugural ceremony commenced at 3:30 pm. Yuva Milan 2023 was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr Srinivasa. M, Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, alongside Fr. Jais. V. Thomas, Director - Jayantian Extension Services, Financial Administrator, Kristu Jayanti College.

Yuva Milan or ‘youth week’ is a yearly, week-long event organized by CSA to honour the birthday of Swami Vivekananda and inspire youth by emphasizing their value in the nation’s growth. In his inaugural address, Dr. Srinivasa. M emphasized on human nature and its impacts on one’s community and the larger society. He also elucidated on oneness and other human values that pave the path to success and fulfilment.

Yuva Milan 2022 - "It's all in the Mind"
The youth week named Yuva Milan was celebrated via virtual mode from the Center for Social Activities starting from 21st Jan to 24th Jan. Yuva Milan is intended to inspire youth and water their nation building thoughts by organising various events and expert talks. Events like Elocution and Poster presentation, expert talk on 'Female foeticide in India and legal safeguards' and ‘The Role of Youth on Electoral Processes' by eminent speakers were organised for all the volunteers which indeed enlightened students. Yuva Milan was inaugurated by Dr. Shekhar P. Seshadri, former senior professor dept of Child and Adolescent psychiatry NIMHANS along with Rev.Fr Augustin George principal Kristu Jayanti College. The week celebrations came to an end with the prize distribution for all the winners in the valedictory ceremony. CSA volunteers actively participated in all the events and expert talks organised.

Inauguration Yuva Milan 2020
The inauguration of, “YUVA MILAN 2020” was organized by the Center for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College, as part of the commemoration of National Youth Day, on Saturday, 11th January 2020.The event marked the commencement of Youth Week.

On January 11, 2020, around 250 CSA Volunteers gathered in Mini Auditorium 2, Admin Block, at 9:30am. The Chief Guest of the day was Dr. Rajdeep Manwani, Coordinator, Department of Commerce at Jain University, Bangalore. Dr. Rajdeep Manwani is an academician, trainer, motivational speaker and quizmaster par excellence. He spoke about the present youth and how they can make a difference. Being a differently abled person he shared his own life experiences and the magical moments that others created for him which changed his whole life and he urges the volunteers to create such moments for others that spark is enough to lift a person’s life. He received a standing ovation from the audience for his inspirational talk.

Other dignitaries present were Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P J, Director - Jayantian Extension Services and Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Prof. Manjunath S, Staff Coordinator of CSA, Ms. Apoorva K. Prasad (Student Coordinator, CSA) and Mr. Uday Kumar (Student Coordinator, CSA).

The event began with the invocation song by the college choir. Ms. Apoorva extended a warm welcome to all the guests, teachers and CSA Volunteers. Mr. Adithya proposed the vote of thanks. The meeting was concluded with the Jayantian Anthem.

First Aid Training
Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College had organized the First aid program, in association with VIDHI Foundation on the 13th January 2020 as a part of Yuva Milan.

The session started with the introduction of the trainer Rtn.Jagadish who has completed his M.Phil. in Public Administration and has been into first aid and emergency response training for the last 5+ years and has been associated with various organizations in emergency response management. The trainer spoked about the real-life situations he faced where he had to treat the injured people when no one else came forward. He spoke about the importance of learning basic first aid techniques and also about helping when necessary. He also gave live demonstration of the technique in first aid that helps restart the functioning of a heart. He said learning this technique and applying it properly might save countless of lives. Prof. Manjunath S, CSA Coordinotor, Ms.Ashwitha staff coordinators were present with 150 volunteers from CSA.

Youth as a catalyst of a social change
Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College had organized a talk session on ‘Youth as catalyst of a Social Change’, as a part of Yuva Milan on 16th January 2020 at Main Block Mini Audi 1.The speaker Prof. Dr. Juby Thomas, an Indian Social Scientist Columnist & an Academician. Dr. Juby Thomas has a decade of teaching and research experience and an industry exposure across diverse media platforms like Journalism, Photojournalism, and Public Relations.

Dr. Juby conveyed us that, it is important the world begin to realize that young people are the leaders of change both now and the future. The world at large should appreciate the young people have now taken upon themselves to challenge to change the environments they live in. Many young people of today are now social changers. Therefore, there is need for many people of order generation and government of today to understand that young people are charged with the abilities to change the areas they live. She believes in new and upcoming generations are and always will be a catalyst for change, this includes social change. Social norms and behaviors have changed greatly from generation to generation and also believe that is because each new generation brings new attitudes and ideas to the table. These forces gradually change as the younger people grow and are given more opportunity to voice their opinions.

Today's young people are absolutely the catalyst for social change because not only are they the ones pushing for change today, but they are the ones who will spearhead the change in the future. Movements like Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street, and many other groups that are dedicated to bringing about awareness and action for change have all been started by young people. And when the generation changes, those young people will bring their experience and attitude to leadership positions in the political and social environment.

Anti- Drug Awareness Programme
Jayantian Extension Services of Kristu Jayanti College organised an ‘anti- drug awareness programme’ on 17th January 2020 in college premises. Dr. Vinay Kumar V Nayak was the resource person of the day. He has worked as a Consultant Psychologist (Personality Development & Counseling for Drug De- addiction) at Sphoorthi Foundation – an NGO dealing with Alcohol De-addiction, Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre at Bangalore. He is currently working with Rehabilitation Centers for Drug de addiction. The talk was scheduled at 2.30 PM and it extended up to 4.45 PM. Mr. Vinay reflected and inculcated on his diverse experience and educated the audience on the topic in an affective and interactive fashion. He mentioned various categories of drugs and how each of them breaks our body. The programme ended with an effective mime performance on the topic by the BA students of our college.

Defensive Techniques for Women
Date: 18.01.2020
Number of Beneficiaries: 130 CSA Volunteers
Defensive Techniques for Women
• To help women protect themselves and their family through self-defensive techniques.
• To build the foundation of 5 F’s i.e. Fear not, Focus, Figure out, Forward and Finish.
• To makes women mentally, physically and emotionally strong.

Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College organised “Self- Defensive Techniques for Women” as part of Yuva Milan 2020 on 18th January 2020. The women's self-defense training is to strengthen women's capacity to defend themselves against potential attacks. This is specifically done to replace fear with skills, knowledge, training and confidence, to be the role model for the next generation, to empower the girls. The effects of women's self-defense training extend considerably beyond this objective, including physical, psychological, and behavioral impacts.

At 1:30pm the event started in Mini Auditorium-1 with the presence of around 130 CSA volunteers. The chief guest of the day was Mr. Prasad, International Taekwondo Championship Gold Medalist of INDIA. He has been the coach at various championships and his students have bagged loads of medals in national and international arena. Mr. Prasad has a wonderful way of connecting to his audience – he believes that actions speak louder than words. The right self-defense moves for you depend on…YOU! There are thousands of self-defense techniques out there. And many of them are really simple. Mr. Prasad along with some student volunteers demonstrated the self-defense techniques by role playing different real life situations. Mr. Prasad took over the session going straight to the main subject. He put out a lot of real-life situations and methods how to deal them. The session took an interesting point when he let the CSA volunteers participate in the live demonstrations.

The Programme got to an end by the Master reminding the volunteers of building the 5 F’s i.e. Fear not, Focus, Figure out, Forward and FINISH. The volunteers got to learn a lot of self-defense techniques. The volunteers were involved in demonstrations which gave them a better understanding. It helped the volunteers to build self-confidence. Each and every one who actively took part in the event underwent a learning process.

Short film Screening:
The second day of Yuvamilan 2019 was phenomenal in every aspect. It enthralled the volunteers. Prof. Rama Gokula Krishna from the Department of Social work screened a short film titled “The Urban Green” for the CSA volunteers. The video emphasized on creating and sustaining cities abundant with energies. The ideas of basic architecture of a building or a property which need to be changed radically and to construct buildings which are more environment friendly like constructing building with solar panels, solar power, green earth and green roof were highlighted in the film. After screening, students shared their views on the video. There were 121 CSA volunteers took part in this Programme.

Guest lecture on “Cyber Security”:
Mr. Dalwin Vinoth Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Application, Reva University, Bangalore, came to enlighten the students about cyber security. He introduced the cyber world and its innumerable possibilities to the volunteers. He highlighted the aspect of cyber security which is the focal are of current scenario. He also construed the significance of Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. The Session was interactive where the students gained abundant knowledge about the pros and cons of cyber world. Along with theory he has showed students some practical examples which were really constructive.118 CSA volunteers benefited from this Programme.

Guest lecture on “Food and Nutrition”
The fifth programme of Yuvamilan 2019 was a talk on Food and nutrition. This guest lecture emphasized on the need to maintain good health. The students were taught about healthy food habits by Prof. Priya Josson Akkara, faculty, Department of Life Sciences, Kristu Jayanti College. Prof. Priya explained the students about various food habits which included information about their calorie level like carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and minerals etc., Professor also suggested how to avoid junk food and how to keep our plate with nutritious food. 104 volunteers participated in this programme.

National youth Day celebration and Self Defense Training
National Youth Day is a way of expressing gratitude and remembering the ideals of the social reformer, philosopher and great thinker, Swami Vivekananda. On the occasion of National youth day CSA organised guest lectures and self defence programme for CSA volunteers Lecture series is followed by a demonstration session on Self Defense headed by Mr. Arun Kumar, Student Coach and Mr. Prasad, International Taekwondo Championship Gold Medalist of INDIA. He has been the coach at various championships and his students have bagged loads of medals in national and international arena.

The inauguration of, “YUVA MILAN 2K18” was organized by the Center For Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College , as part of the commemoration of National Youth Day, on Friday 12th January 2018.The event marked the commencement of Youth Week.To mark the National Youth Day, the movie “VIVEKANANDA – HIS LIFE, HIS OWN WORDS” was screened. The movie immensely motivated and inspired the Jayantians to boldly face the challenges of life and to be an agent of change in today’s world.

The function apparently fostered the ideas of great leader, Indian Monk and himself a message for the youth, Swami Vivekananda who realized the inevitable role of youth in changing the world with “muscles of iron” and “nerves of steel”. He wanted the youth to equip themselves with purity, patience and perseverance to be a part of positive change that will have impact on entire society. It’s high time that youth should fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you and out of that will come Great Work.

Plant Nourishing
The ‘Plant Nourishing’ programme as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 organized by Center for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College was conducted on 13th January 2018.

On 13th January 25 CSA Volunteers gathered near the Nagenahalli Lake at 8.00 am. The plants that were planted as part of “Van Mahotsav” were watered with the water fetched from the nearby lake. The surroundings were cleaned and the plants were fenced. The programme was concluded at 11.00 am. The programme threw light on the relevance of planting and protecting plants and trees to solve the emerging environmental problems.

The Debate programme, as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 was organized by Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College on Tuesday 16th January 2018.

On January 16th around 100 CSA Volunteers gathered in Room no.301 at 4.30 pm. The topics for the Debate were:
• Should Youth Enter Into Politics?
• Can Mahatma Gandhi’s Principle of Non-Violence Still Be Formulated?

The student coordinator gave the guidelines to the participants. Three teams consisting of two volunteers each came forward and presented their views on their respective topics. The time allotted to each team was 15min-(4+1 for each person)

First Aid Training:
The “First Aid Training” Programme, as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 was organized by Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College in association with Bangalore Baptist Hospital on Tuesday 17th January 2018.

On January 17th around 300 CSA and NSS Volunteers gathered in Mini Auditorium 2 at 3.30 pm. The chief guest of the day was Dr. Kingsly Robert Gnanadurai, MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine).He was accompanied by Dr. Vivek, Dr. Immanuel and Dr. Archana of Bangalore Baptist Hospital. Dr. Kingsly Robert delivered a very informative and useful talk on the importance of calling for help, managing the situation, avoiding being frustrated , providing immediate first aid to the patient and promoting recovery at times of emergency. There were demonstrations on giving CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), the emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function and to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing.

Awareness on RTI:
The “Awareness Programme on Right To Information” as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 organized by Center For Social Activities of Kristujayanti College was conducted on 18th January 2018.

On 18th January around 110 CSA Volunteers gathered in the Mini Auditorium 2 at 3.30 pm under the guidance of CSA student coordinators. The lecture on RTI and its relevance was given by Mr.Manjunath C.G (M.A. LL.B, LL.M, M.B.A, M.B.L, PGDIPR, KSET, (PHD)) ,Assistant Professor ,Kristujayanti College .He was successful in giving a bunch of relevant information regarding the Right To Information Act, 2005. With much practical experience in the subject he set out the practical regime of RTI to the students. The main objective of RTI is to promote the accountability and transparency in the working of every public authority and to empower the citizens and thereby eliminate corruption, a firmly rooted evil of today.

Presentation on Great Leaders:
As part of Yuva Milan 2k18 a Presentation on Great Leaders was organized by the Centre for Social Activities of Kristujayanti College on 19th January 2018. The great event of presenting the great leaders began with the inaugural address by the CSA coordinator in the Mini Auditorium-1 at 3:30pm. Around 100 CSA volunteers eagerly participated in the event. There were seven teams present for presenting their leaders. The first team was of Ms. Prema who talked about Jawaharlal Nehru. His powerful words like “Youth should not be slaves of tradition” made the crowd thoughtful. Second presentation was about Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of Republic India and was presented by Ms. Suchitra.

Defensive Techniques for Women and Potluck
The programs named “Potluck” and “Defensive Techniques for Women” as part of Yuva Milan 2k18 was organized by Centre for Social Activities of Kristu Jayanti College on 20th January 2018.The first Programme of the last day of Yuva Milan i.e. Potluck was scheduled at 1:00pm. On 20th January 2018, around 20 CSA volunteers gathered near Car parking area and shared each other their foods. The Programme was a great success.

Video Screening
As per the declaration of the government 12th January is celebrated as the National Youth Day on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. KJC’s Centre for Social Activities has organised “Youth Week” from 12th to 21st January. The first day of youth week was scheduled with a video screening of Swami Vivekananda. The video projected various incidents of his life and his teachings. The video screening was conducted

Guest Lecture:
The second day of the youth week was enrolled with a guest lecture on human trafficking & women harassment by Dr.Rajalaxmi who is an achiever and a role model for both men and women. She is a Gynaecologist and infertility specialist and also holds PG in Paediatrics and degree in Psychology. She gives lecture free of charges. She is the founder of Srishti Life, an organization working on child safety. The team consists of 240 members.

CSA also celebrated Youth Day on 13 January 2016 which was graced by Mr.Vinod Kumar, Faculty member of Management department with his presence. 100 CSA volunteers had participated on this youth day celebration. In his talk, he enlightened the importance of Leadership skills among Youth and he highlighted quotes of Swami Vivekananda. He discussed with the students about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, in a hope to impart them moral values and enlightenment. He highlighted the role of CSA volunteers in community development and he interacted with the students too. He wished the students to embark on a successful journey.

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