AYUDH stands for Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara, founded on 1st September 1985 is the international youth movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. AYUDH seeks to empower young people to integrate universal values into their daily lives. Starting with themselves, AYUDH aims to help establish a future of hope, peace and social engagement.
In Sanskrit the Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara means “the youth which perpetuates the wheel of Dharma ( righteousness)”. In Sanskrit AYUDH also means peace, which is symbolised by the dove in the logo. AYUDH tries to make the younger generation aware of the importance of spirituality in one's day-to-day life, and about the importance of assimilating and putting positive values into practice.
An international environmental initiative that promotes environmental awareness and participation at the individual and community level. The goal of this initiative is to build a generation that is more aware and sensitive towards mother nature and our environment.
Some of the projects that are being carried out include
- Amala Bharatam Cleaning Campaign
- Billion Tree Campaign
- Organic Vegetable Cultivation
- Composting and Natural Farming Workshops
The National Pre-Camp Youth Meets were successfully conducted in Goa, Kolkata, Delhi and Dehradun
'Haritamritam' workshop was conducted at Sonigara Heights during Ganesh Chaturti.
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on January 12th on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.