As the country is grappling with the massive second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), along with the Centre, will launch a national youth campaign called ‘YoungWarrior’ to combat COVID-19 across the country. The Board has asked students and teachers of the affiliated schools to participate in this movement to engage 5 million young people to lead action against COVID-19 and impact 50 million people.
The official notice states, “Central Board of Secondary Education, together with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, YuWaah-UNICEF and a multi-stakeholder consortium of over 950 partners, are activating the #YoungWarrior movement.”
Who can join CBSE’s ‘YoungWarrior’ programme?
Any student or teacher between the ages of 10 to 30 years can join this movement and safeguard themselves, their families, their communities, and the country.
How to participate in CBSE‘s ‘YoungWarrior’ programme?
– Type YWA and send it to 96504 14141 or
– Simply give a missed call to 080-66019225.
– Soon after joining, participants can motivate 10 or more young people (10-30 yrs) to join the movement and pledge to take action against COVID-19 by posting a message with the phrase ‘I am a #youngwarrior’ on social media, tagging 5 friends.
The ‘YoungWarrior’ programme will comprise a series of easy and real-life tasks with the #YoungWarrior earning a certificate for their actions. These actions include promoting access to verified health and essential services, vaccine registration, COVID Appropriate Behaviours, myth-busting etc.
These tasks will be hosted in 10 regional languages to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbourhood against COVID-19.