The more I read on youth mentoring, especially YPARD’s mentoring programmes, the more I got inspired and tempted to mentor young people. My visit to Nikki Chaudhary’s dairy farm in 2016, to witness first-hand her start-up in action, as a finalist of GFAR’s Youth Agripreneurs Project (YAP), was a pivotal moment in understanding the value of these mentoring programs.
I remained restless, until I could launch myself a Rural Youth Mentoring-2017 programme at my own institute – ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute – on 28th February, 2017.
Under Mentoring Rural Youth-2017 programme, one hundred rural youth are being mentored by the Agricultural scientists of ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, a Partner in GFAR; specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra; and by the agripreneurs trained and promoted by the ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute.
The youth, aged 17 to 25 years, are currently registered with the institute…
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