About CYL

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL)

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) is one of the foremost chambers for youth organizations and young leaders in India working at the grass-root level & with strong national and international linkages. Collectively programs at CYL engaged more than 50,000 Youth who spearheaded shaping it as a fountainhead of knowledge for youth citizenry, which is all set to redefine the dynamics of growth and development in the 21st century. CYL is backed by a stellar Board of Advisors which includes Governors, United Nations Advisors, Bureaucrats and Vice Chancellors. The CYL Youth Dialogue series has drawn wide attention from the political and academic circles of India including from the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi.

Taking forward the illustrious legacy of the former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, CYL was jointly established under the guidance and leadership of the former Prime Minister's family. The institution thereby lives by the principles of honesty, transparency and accountability which the Former Prime Minister lived by and envisions imparting the same in its youth citizenry.

CYL charts change by working closely with Government, Departments and Foreign Missions to support their vision and mission, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and opportunities for young leaders through a range of engagements and strategic linkages. Extending its agenda beyond engagements, CYL assists youth organizations to identify need for mutual and practical cooperation among the youth organizations, exchange of information, export and import of educational know-how, control on replication of efforts and wastage in youth-oriented education, besides strengthening the financial health of the existing youth organization for the ideal development of New Young India.

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) is one of the leading institution working in the sphere of Public Diplomacy, International Relations, Government, Public Affairs and Public Policy. Amongst many projects and initiatives, the Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) has been a pioneer in organizing Track II Diplomatic Dialogues in order to promote young people to people friendship with partner countries for which it has received appreciation from eminent personalities like the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Union Ministers, Governors and Chief Ministers across India. In this connection, several youth dialogues have been conducted by the confederation in collaboration with foreign missions in India including South Korea, China, Czech Republic, Serbia, Israel, Bolivia, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Norway, Georgia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Indonesia, Lithuania, Nepal, Myanmar, Luxembourg, Nepal, Botswana, Seychelles, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana and Peru. The Government of India has set up an ambitious plan of accelerating India’s national development in the coming 3 years when India shall celebrate 75 Years of Independence. It is in this regards, CYL is extensively working to boost India's global image through various international engagements spearheaded by Young People.

With endorsements and acknowledgments from the most influential public leaders, CYL is committed to build the strong cadre of future public leaders. It is in this connection that CYL launched the Indian Institute of Governance and Leadership (IIGL) to build the most advanced national institution to create public leaders.

Programs at CYL have had celebrated the achievements, success stories and innovative governance initiatives launched by the Government of India under the dynamic leadership of the learned Prime Minister of India Hon’ble Shri. Narendra Modi. Confederation of Young Leaders has further envisaged a ten year (2018-2027) learning and teaching methodologies for ensuring gainful employment for the young boys and girls belonging to all the States and the Union Territories for producing trained manpower.

Acknowledging the efforts towards Youth Promotion and Development; CYL was conferred upon the "Global Youth Promotion and Development" Award on the auspicious occasion of United Nations World Teachers Day Celebrations at New Delhi constituted by IAEWP (Affiliated to UN-ECOSOC,UNICEF,UNESCO, DPI), Afro-Asian-American Chamber of Commerce, Occupational Research and Development(ACCORD) and the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE).

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) #BillionFor5Trillion Nationwide Campaign: Public Movement and a Participatory Process to become a $5 Trillion Economy

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has laid an ambitious goal for India to become a five-trillion dollar economy in the next five years. Prime Minister has always highlighted how Indian economy is full of opportunities for the youth and the ways in which the recent policy decisions will further boost its growth. The Government of India has already implemented a series of reforms, with many more in store at the close of this year during the Winter Session of the Parliament and the upcoming budget in 2020-21. The stage is set to move ahead with poise and with the slew of reforms launched by the Government, the target of $5 Trillion though an ambitious one seems very much within reach. If each Indian makes it his/her personal mission to contribute effectively in India’s economic growth, nothing can stop us!

Nations are made up of people and the progress of a nation is the sum total of efforts each individual puts in to take the nation to greater heights. People of India have always played a pivotal role in shaping India’s destiny- be it the long fought freedom struggle against colonialism or the mission of making India a $5 trillion economy- people are always the key drivers of change. The contribution of people in the freedom struggle and the great value attached to it can be emphasized from the fact that it were “we the people” who gave “ourselves this Constitution”.

Our billion plus strong population is our biggest asset to achieve the goal of building a $5 Trillion Economy and setting even more ambitious goal for the future. The large demographic dividend we enjoy with about 65% of the population as young, the odds of achieving our target increases manifold. The ever increasing young workforce coupled with robust reforms launched by the Government will propel India to achieve the goal set by the Prime Minister. The Government alone cannot drive economic progress of the country and in fact is a mere facilitator. By empowering communities and individuals, giving a responsive, transparent and accountable governance and administrative system for businesses to flourish and providing social security safety nets for those in need; the government has declared its intent of supporting people of India through all means to help them reach their highest potential. A billion-plus people working to their highest potential is what will propel India to the $5 trillion target and beyond.

The CYL Billion For $5 Trillion Campaign is essentially targeted towards uniting the billion-plus Indians for a shared dream of economic prosperity by achieving the target of becoming a $5 Trillion economy. The initiative would work in close collaboration and partnership with the Government of India, State Governments, Municipalities, and Panchayats to chalk out a master-plan paradigm for uniting Indians to contribute effectively to the $5 trillion goal. The public campaign would adopt an ‘ABC’ strategy uniting the Administration (A), Businesses (B) and Communities (C) to work together as one towards the common goal. Hon'ble Shri.Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and India’s Sherpa to G-20 and G-7 has kindly consented to spearhead the nation-wide campaign as its Patron.

Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) #Youth4India@75 Nationwide Campaign: Public Movement and a Participatory Process to commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements, especially the youth.

The Youth for India@75 celebrates the achievements, success stories and innovative governance initiatives launched by the Government of India under the leadership of the Prime Minister of India Hon’ble Shri. Narendra Modi. Various schemes, programs and welfare measures for the youth taken by the Government and “Vision for a New Young India at 75” shall be highlighted throughout the year. 65% of the Indian Population falls under the Youth category as per the official definition which makes it the youngest demographic anywhere in the world.

This flagship initiative is dedicated to the youth of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of an Atmanirbhar Bharat. Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s socio-cultural, political and economic identity. The official launch of the Confederation of Young Leaders led Youth for India@75 commenced on October 14, 2021, which starts a 55-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of Independence.

Youth for India@75 is a path-breaking initiative. It envisions how India should be in her 75th year of independence and seeks to bring together all stakeholders including the industry, government, youth institutions, community groups and individuals to translate the vision into a reality. Throughout the year, under the Youth for India@75, the Confederation of Young Leaders (CYL) would organize and conduct youth-led skill-oriented programs having social, cultural, developmental, educational, scientific, technological, environmental, economic and positive contents for the optimum development of our country in the next 75 years. CYL has also decided to bring out a multi-volume information booklet on India at 75 to be circulated among universities, colleges, schools, ministries, departments, embassies and international organizations.