Progressive Youth Forum (PYF) is a nonprofit making organization run by a dedicated group of like minded persons from various streams who are committed to the cause of rural development. The organization is also a centre for research, training and development studies which specializes in the field of integrated rural development planning through people’s participation at the grass roots level. The Progressive Youth Forum was established in 1997 with the objective to promote empowerment of youth through awareness, education, vocational training and by expanding self employment opportunities for them.
The organization was registered under The Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 26th May 1998 and was allotted Registration No 256. The organization has also been registered under the Foreign Contribution and Regulation Act. It was allotted FCRA No 115310013, dated 07-08-2016. The Registered Office of the PYF is located at village Ghagga in district Patiala. The activities of the Progressive Youth Forum were earlier confined to Punjab and Haryana, but now these have been extended to other adjoining states.
The organization has been active in organizing many welfare and development programmes, especially empowerment & skill up-gradation, for rural people. In its short span of existence Progressive Youth Forum has taken up and completed several projects in Punjab and Haryana States for the welfare and development of people.
Our organisation is impanelled on national CSR Hub coordination by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.