About the initiative

Yuva Abhisaran (Youth Exchange) is a determined attempt of the Youth of this culturally rich and diverse Maharashtra, to explore every corner of the State and build a platform to exchange knowledge, thoughts, language, habits, practices and culture that inherit various places of Maharashtra. .


The state of Maharashtra is culturally rich and diverse in nature. Each terrain has its own uniqueness in terms of natural heritage, food culture, dialect, language, hospitality, attire, traditional farming practices, traditional occupations, businesses and industries etc. The historical legacy of each terrain differs as well, making it socially, economically and politically distinctive. Maharashtra is home to many renowned Saints, Social reformers, Warriors, Rulers, Artisans, Writers, Laborers, Farmers, Entrepreneurs etc. This has made every part of Maharashtra culturally unique.

By exploring, understanding and imbibing various aspects of Maharashtra, we can truly strengthen our Marathi identity and keep us rooted. Rather than just talking about it and being divided by the provinces, here we are making a conscious attempt by undertaking a substantial program to connect Marathi minds with traditional Marathi heritage and thereby unite people across Maharashtra.

Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Maharashtra State, the Youth Division of Yashwantrao Chavan Centre has initiated this youth-centric and unique program - 'Yuva Abhisaran' - for the Youth of this young state of Maharashtra.


Abhisaran made my career easier.

Like every other youngster, I also dreamt of coming to Mumbai and fortunately Abhisaran made my dream come true in 2011-12! Senior editor Jaidev Dole sir explained us about the historical background of Marathwada. We left Aurangabad and reached Mumbai. We were around 40 students.

As part of this program we got to stay with an Agri Koli family and and closely study their daily lives. We visited various places in Mumbai like Mantralaya, Vidhan Bhavan, Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple, Juhu Beach, Haji Ali Dargah. Along with it, we also learned about the historical and economic background of Mumbai from expert dignitaries. This program helped us a lot in our career.

Gajendra Vaijinath Gavander
(Batch 2012)

Abhisaran - a program that awakens social consciousness.

I was a part of Yashwantrao Chavan Centre's 'Abhisaran - Youth Exchange Program' during my graduation. This simply curated program taught me about how to conduct myself and effectively communicate my thoughts. I also got to learn about the traditions of Maharashtra in this 15 days journey.

Most importantly, I received guidance from experts. The relationships made during the program are still strong even after 10 years! A kind of social consciousness was awakened within me which has brought a positive change in my social and personal life.

Prof. Ranjit Bias
Ramnarayan Ruia College, Mumbai.
(Batch 2012)