In the spring of 1992, the Non Aligned Students and Youth Movement was formed out of a craving desire to harness student and youth potential towards constructive development and to supplement the efforts of youth movement across the world. It was a dream mission as the world was then passing through a critical phase: the cold war has ended economic agenda was coming on the fore and at the same divisive and fissiparous forces were raising their ugly head to scuttle the path of development and progress.
NASYM was inspired with the policies and ideas of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, a visionary and truly a world statesman who set up a platform to strengthen the Non- Aligned Countries struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo- colonialism, racism, Zionism, terrorism and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics.
With this mission, NASYM held its first International Preparatory Meeting on `Impact of the UN Sanctions on Third world countries and People’s Right” in June 1992 at Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi which was attended by delegates from well over 24 countries and hundreds of student and youth bodies from India. This was followed by an International Youth Conference in 1994 which saw a participation of more than 42 countries and presentation from Indian student and youth bodies deliberating on the `Impact of the UN Sanctions on Third world countries and People’s Right” .
Of late, the NASYM has been very concerned with the growing involvement of students and youth in the terror related activities as recent incidents have proven. This is an alarming signs for our nation and the world at large as these terror organizations are exploiting these young minds and diverting their energy to such violent actions.
NASYM has taken the cudgel to engage our youth and students in constructive development both for the nation and for themselves by highlighting the perils of terrorism. With this objective in mind NASYM organised two seminar one on `Impact of Terrorism on civilization” and Genocide: The threat to humanity” in New Delhi where political leaders, diplomats, academician, students and youth leader met to draw a line of purposeful action.
Continuous to this effort, NASYM will be holding its International Preparatory Meet in May this year to be followed by an International Conference on Terrorism and its impact on Civilization’ in August
I am sure NASYM will continue to engage our student and youth in the task of nation building and to harness their energy to fulfill its motto of Global Effort for Peace. Together we will and we can change the world