In India NNDYM has over 200,000 members that regularly meet in their local areas and contribute to both humanitarian and spiritual causes. Outside of India it strives to help the youths to integrate traditional Indian values into the lifestyle present in today’s modern society.
NNDYM aims to nurture its members to firstly become good human being and then arouses feelings of responsibility, spiritual consciousness and dedication. To achieve these goals, youths are encouraged to:
NNDYM was founded by His Holiness 1008 Acharyashri Koshalendraprasadji Maharaj in 1994 with its headquarters at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Kalupur, Ahmedabad. His Holiness has acted proactively by setting into motion various initiatives to build a solid foundation of young people across the globe. He has set the highest standards for responsibly propagating dharma (duty), bhakti (devotion), gnaan (knowledge), and vairagya (detachment from maya). Firm in His commitment to bringing the Swaminarayan religion to people all over the world, His Holiness understands today’s generation. ‘Be human first, then religious’ is a principle He has shared with youth all over the world. As a member of the human race, we have a responsibility to mankind to be a good person above all else. In doing so, the concept of religion has the proper pasture in which to graze and nourish the soul. There is compassion in His Holiness and He has inspired and blessed youth worldwide.