CHENNAI: After the National Youth Policy was announced earlier this year, Tamil Nadu government has evinced keen interest to have a state level youth policy, according to director of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development RGNIYD) Latha Pillai.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Pillai said that the state has taken the initiative to have a state level youth policy and contours of the policy will be outlined during a seminar on National Youth Policy 2014 to be held here on September 12. Pillai said that the seminar will be attended by stakeholders from the government departments, academicians, NGOs and experts on youth development. The National Youth Policy 2014, which was spearheaded by RGNIYD, was launched in various universities, colleges, youth development organizations on February 21 by the UPA government.
Pillai said each state is required to enunciate its own State Youth Policy keeping the overall national perspective. To a query on whether there will be changes in the National Youth Policy with the new government in the Centre, Pillai said that the new government is in sync with what has been drafted.