ISKCON YOUTH SERVICES

WELCOME

ISKCON Youth Services (IYS) is the youth wing of ISKCON Chowpatty, aimed towards nourishing the hearts of today’s youth with the sublime message of the scriptures, helping them flourish in their lives in a wholesome manner. This is achieved by a number of initiatives like campus outreach, youth festivals, retreats and personal care and guidance by a team of experienced youth mentors.

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

What India is going through with its youth is not something new. This is exactly what America went through in its history in the 1960s. The youth, frustrated with the lives led by their parents, rejected and rebelled against the set standards of the society and formed rules of their own, by discarding and disowning their connections with their families and experimenting with drugs, alcohol and other dangerous addictions. This was also known as the ‘hippie’ movement.

The youth, however, never got the answers to their questions and they went deeper and deeper into a blind, dark alley. It is there that they suddenly saw light in the form of His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, a distinguished scholar and a pure devotee of Lord Krishna, who had stepped on to the shores of America. Over the next decade, he went about transforming the lives of these very youngsters, who were on the precipice of sunset to a new world of joy, happiness and devotion. This he did by revealing the ancient and timeless knowledge of a highly civilized society in the Vedic times, thereby also quashing some theories that the Vedas were meant for people of a particular time, place and nationality.

ROLE OF IYS

Mumbai, the city of hopes and dreams, love and romance, business and fun, promises a better tomorrow for every ambitious seeker. However, as we now stand on the threshold of a new era, the youth of Mumbai appear lost and confused.

Newspaper reports reveal increasing youth related crimes, a sad consequence of blind, hedonistic pursuits, championed by the modern society. Sadly, violence is now spilling out of the T.V screen into the homes and streets of Mumbai. Complex lifestyles, failing family bonds, mushrooming of pubs and discotheques has resulted in disintegration of social and moral values.

As a pure spirit soul, each individual is primarily blissful and happy in nature. Being victimized by such unhealthy and competitive lifestyles, the youth especially are experiencing the resultant frustrations. ISKCON Youth Services, with its team of qualified and dedicated members, is committed to address this scenario and provide an atmosphere in which the youth of today can not only enlighten and save themselves from progressing in the wrong direction, but also redirect themselves to grow into a powerful individual.

OBJECTIVES OF IYS

  • Equip youth with essential life skills through personality development seminars.
  • Assist in their academic pursuits through tested study techniques & concentration methods.
  • Deepen their knowledge, understanding and ability to apply the theology and values of Vedic thought.
  • Enable them to develop ethical discrimination in critical circumstances as well as day to day decision making.
  • Counseling and befriending to address the troubled and confused youth.
  • Provide residential training to those interested in learning and practicing the art of meditation.
  • Visit places of heritage and spiritual interest to deepen one’s connection with glory of Indian culture and civilization.

IYS ACTIVITIES

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CAMPUS OUTREACH

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YOUTH FESTIVALS

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YOUTH RESIDENCIES

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YOUTH CAMPS

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YOUTH TOURS

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PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Weekly Youth Programs
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Monthly Youth Festival
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Quarterly Camps
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Yearly IYS Yatras

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What India is going through with its youth is not something new. This is exactly what America went through in its history in the 1960s. The youth, frustrated with the lives led by their parents, rejected and rebelled against the set standards of the society and formed rules of their own, by discarding and disowning their connections with their families and experimenting with drugs, alcohol and other dangerous addictions. This was also known as the ‘hippie’ movement.

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