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Religious Youth Service

RYS-India Announces 2016 Project

Lucknow, India—The Religious Youth Service (RYS) of India will hold its 2016 service project in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India from November 25 to 29, 2016, under the theme, “Creating Peace and Harmony through Service and Universal Love.” The project is being sponsored and organized by UPF in collaboration with the municipal body of Nagar Nigam, Lucknow and the department of Basic Education of Uttar Pradesh. 

Young men and women (between 16 and 40 years old) from different faith traditions from around the world are invited to participate in this project.

RYS is a project of UPF that offers service-learning opportunities with a special focus on developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills. Through living together and providing altruistic service in a community, participants demonstrate that it is possible for our global human family to come together in peace for our mutual well-being.

During the RYS-India project, participants will engage in community service; take part in interactive and educational programs; and visit religious, cultural and historic sites.  

The main service project will be the repairing and painting of a wall of a local primary school. The wall serves to separate the school from a garbage area and, therefore, the service project supports the nation’s Clean India campaign to promote better hygiene and raise health awareness.

Among the historic sites the participants will visit in the city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, will be the Bara Imambara and the Chota Imambara Shia Muslim shrines, the Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station, Ambedkar and Janeshwar Mishra Parks, and the British Residency Complex.

RYS will provide free lodging, food and ground transportation. Only a US$ 20.00 registration fee is required.

To learn more about or to register for the project, click on the appropriate link:

Information Packet  (provides detailed information about the project)


Registration Form

Contact Dr. Praveen Singh, coordinator of UPF-Uttar Pradesh, with questions: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone: +91-9453354557, +91-9450297570

Attention international participants: It is your responsibility to secure a visa to enter and exit India. Apply for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate in your nation.

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