Biju Yuva Vahini

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on May 20, 2019

Biju Yuva Vahini was launched by Government of Odisha, as a new sub-scheme to Biju Yuva Sashaktikaran, on 14th March 2018. It aims to target the youth of Odisha to promote leadership, volunteerism and a healthy lifestyle through sports and social action interventions.

Biju Yuva Vahini scheme intends to promote the holistic development of the youth while creating a foundation to address social issues and help the youth bring about sustainable change within their communities.


  • Channelize the immense energy of the youth of Odisha towards Nation-Building Activities .

  • Inspire the Spirit of Volunteerism.

  • Promote active participation in various Social Action Projects and Community Engagement Activities.

  • Encourage traits of Comradeship; Personality Development, Leadership Qualities, National Character and Good Citizenship.

  • Engage the youth between the ages of 15 -35 in the state.

  • Make the youth the focal point for dissemination of knowledge within the community.

  • Target youth interventions through Sports, Social, Art & Culture programmes across the state.

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle and scientific temper amongst them .


  • 8000 Biju Yuva Vahinis will form across all 6799 Panchayats and 114 Urban Local Bodies .

  • Build youth networks through an online youth voices platform.

  • Interactions, feedback, sharing of experiences and documentation of best practices .

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: Between 15- 35 years

  • Candidate must be literate. Candidates with higher qualification are encouraged to apply and will be given priority

  • Office Bearers of the BYV shall be of minimum Matriculate standard (Class 10 Pass) with flexibility in Tribal Sub Plan areas. (Noo minimum qualification for TSP areas)

  • Preferably 1/3rd of members to be girls/young women

  • Preference to youth from NSS/NCC/NYKS/BNVs/Eco Clubs etc. background

  • Preference to youth having experience in social work and other development interventions

  • Preference to differently abled youth

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