Leaders for Tomorrow


After the anti-drug campaign in Ambedkar University, we trace the origins of a similar campaign in the University of Delhi (DU), through the lens of the Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT) organisation.


A couple of days ago, the Social Welfare Department of the government of Delhi launched an anti-drug program, named ‘Khwahishen Udaan Ki’, at Ambedkar University. Having boarded the same train of thought, the colleges of DU, in collaboration with the Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT) – a non-profit youth organization – have carried out campaigns pertaining to drug abuse as well as ragging.

The Anti-Drug and Anti Ragging (ADAR) campaign has been carried out in several DU colleges. With the University welcoming several outstation students every year, it becomes imperative to talk about these issues on an individual level. Problems usually germinate and cultivate themselves through the irrigation of peer pressure, as has been witnessed in most of the cases. The ADAR is specifically oriented towards the freshers and making them aware of the menace that occasionally tends to take a toll on the campus. The necessary measures to be taken and the need to make them feel the presence of a helping hand are some of the other areas which ADAR focuses upon.

While the presence of the LFT is quite evident, it is important to note that it is independent of college societies and holds campaigns in campuses all across the country. Although the menace of ragging has taken a back seat in recent years, considering the legal action taken in the form of the anti-ragging forms collected from students during admissions every year, the problem of drug and substance abuse still persists. Rohit Tomar, a third year B.Com (Programme) student of Aryabhatta College, who is a member of the LFT as well, feels that “[t]he University can keep a check on substance abuse by restricting the sale of drugs to a particular area outside the campus, say 1 kilometre away”.

In Sri Venkateswara College, all the students who registered with ADAR pledged to fight against the looming menace in campus. Jatin Swami, a third year student having pledged for the same, and the former head of LFT in the institution, shares: “Since the programme is centric to the freshers, there is the development of a sense of safety as well as the courage to come up and report cases, which becomes impossible otherwise, due to the communication gap”. He further adds, “The environment of a college is decided by its authorities. Just filling forms never helps”.

There are Anti-Ragging Committees present in most of the colleges with the college authorities having an upper-hand. They are responsible for taking action if the situation demands it.

Being a youth organization, they have an all-encompassing hand that overarches other issues, including a plantation drive (Adopt A Plant-ADAPT), cleanliness drive, collection drive, Visits for Compassion and other red-letter day events, all pertaining to particular social issues, in order to make the youth aware of the menace in our society, and how to tackle it. Their efforts prove that after all, as Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.


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Shrija Ganguly

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The largest youth festival on social change, DATE WITH DEVELOPMENT 2017, brought together over 6500 people and was organised on Wednesday, 5 April at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House by Leaders For Tomorrow, a not for profit youth organisation.

Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi addressed the youth gathered at the event, engaging them in a conversation of how the youth can be a part of development and the role education plays in achieving this dream.

Youngsters from colleges across Delhi/NCR, including University of Delhi, Indraprastha University and other private colleges came together to celebrate young changemakers. The event was based on the theme of “India 2030: Achieving Development through SDGs” and was aimed at increasing the awareness among the youth about overcoming India’s development challenges.

The festival included panel discussions and sessions on achieving the sustainable development goals by Ms. Atishi Marlena (Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister), Dr. Ritesh Malik (Forbes Asia 30 under 30 Entrepreneur), Mr. Ankit Kawatra (Founder, Feeding India), Dr. Sanjai Bhatt (President, National Association of Professional Social Workers), Mr. Martand Shardul (Representative for Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth in South Asia) and Ms. Ritumoni Das (Co-founder, Katkatha).

The event also included cultural displays from different states and conducted final competitions in fifteen categories, including music band performance, opportunities fair, etc.

“It is very exciting to see so many young students here today, who have voluntarily come together. This shows that the youth wants to make a difference and that we are willing to work towards creating a better world”, said Mansi Saluja, one of the core organising team members of the event.

About Leaders for Tomorrow

Leaders For Tomorrow is a not for profit youth movement aimed at awakening the social consciousness of the youth by encouraging them in volunteerism and skill development. We work in the campuses to conduct social action events and leadership programmes to create true LEADERS FOR TOMORROW.

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Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) Foundation is a not for profit youth movement working with 22,000 college students from 110 college campuses of Delhi NCR.  LFT  to awaken their social consciousness and encourage  them in volunteerism and skill development. LFT in the campuses conduct social action events and leadership programmes to create active leaders for tomorrow.

The largest ever mass cleanathon that brought together over 3000 youth was organised in Delhi University’s North Campus on Thursday, 31st January 2017. Youth from colleges across Delhi/NCR, including University of Delhi, Indraprastha University and other private colleges came together to clean prominent locations of North Campus, University of Delhi.

The event that saw excited youth joining in large numbers saw the presence of Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of North Delhi, Mr. Ravinder Saini, Sanitary Superintendent, K.C. Sharma; Ms. Bhanu Prabha, IAS and Leaders For Tomorrow Founder, Mr.Binoy Job. The event was organised with the support of the Delhi Police and MCD.

The guests of the day along with founder of LFT, Mr. Binoy Job.

The students who were divided into various groups walked around the campus, cleaning the roads and preventing others from littering. A freeze mob was also organised near the metro premises to motivate on-lookers to join in.

The ‘mass cleanathon’ was part of Leaders For Tomorrow’s endeavours to encourage the youth to become responsible citizens. The cleanliness drive is also being organised in 110 colleges of Delhi/NCR in an effort to engage college students to be a part of social action.

“It is a symbolic event aimed to inspire the youth to be the change and create a litter-free environment. The presence of so many youth here today, who have voluntarily come together shows that the youth want to make a difference and that we are willing to work towards creating a better world.” said Neha Tewari, one of the lead organising team members of the event.

The cleanliness drive is a part of a series of social action events that Leaders For Tomorrow organises on a regular basis in college campuses, including plantation drives, donation drives and visits for compassion.