As election campaigns reach a fever pitch in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has already began doling out sops and welfare schemes for the people of the state. This time, in an attempt to garner support from the youth of the state, the CM has announced a youth ambassador program called the ‘Youth For Andhra’.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Thursday, Chandrababu Naidu announced the commencement of the program and called it a ‘powerful program’, encouraging the youth of the state to be the agents of change.
“In a time where suppressing the voice of people has become a norm, we are listening. Join us and be a part of progress,” CBN wrote on his social media page.
‘Youth for Andhra’, a powerful Youth Ambassador Program by AP govt will empower you to be the agent of change. In a time where suppressing the voice of people has become a norm, we are listening. Join us and be a part of progress. #YouthForAndhra pic.twitter.com/QlRvAEXbuM— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) February 14, 2019
Youth for Andhra is an ambassador program aimed at understanding and validating the grass root policies and development work taking place in the state. The duration of the program will be 5-7 weeks.
Every week the participants will be given a module about various developmental and welfare initiatives by the government. From these modules, participants are expected to create content (written. video, or graphical), e.g., on a module about a particular welfare scheme, one can go around and check what is the status of its implementation, interview people about the benefits they are receiving as well as what difficulties they faced while availing the same.
The content generated by participants will be judged on the quantity and quality. A district-wise leader board will be kept to keep track of top performing participants. The content you provide will be used to shape the future policies and execution plans
Top 100 performing candidates will be given a chance to interact with the Chief Minister. There will be also interactive sessions with top bureaucrats and administrators.
Applications are invited from participants between the age group of 18-25 till February 27. At the end of the program, an experience certificate would also be given which would give the participants an edge at applying jobs in the state.