Four years ago, today, one decision changed my life. Youth KiÂ Awaaz has turned 4 years old today and the journey till now has been one helluva ride. I want to thank all our readers and community members for the support and love they have showered on us (including the brickbats).
YouthKiAwaaz.com wasÂ started out of the frustration that young people in India did not have a platform to voice themselves and get heard. I had faced this problem personally and I realized I was not alone. From a personal blog to a community run platform which has emerged as one of India’s largest youth platforms – hosting over 10,000 youth views, catering to nearly 4 million monthly readers and having trained over 1500 young people in professional journalism and writing skills through our award-winning internship program, Youth Ki Awaaz has been trying it’s best to bridge the gap.
We have pledged to prove to the world that the youth is anything but apathetic – breaking the regular stereotypes.
Even though we are a small teamÂ of volunteers and staffers, we make sure that Youth Ki Awaaz takes the shape that our readers want it to, and that exclusivity of opinions is maintained.
It only feels like it was yesterday when YKA was started, and it only goes to show that we have a long way ahead – but not without the support of our readers and the amazing community of writers, interns and volunteers who believe in the idea.
Earlier this year, we launched our discussion forum with over 1000 members having daily discussions and debates on topics which need immediate attention.
What next for Youth Ki Awaaz?
We will continue to serve you by striving to create an even better and bigger platform that makes sure your voice is heard. In the next one year, you will see us launch new products and initiatives which will address even larger issues and problems affecting the youth.
Till then, thanking you all very very much.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Youth Ki Awaaz: Mouthpiece for the Youth
For any queries, I can be reached at [email protected]
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