- Democratic Youth Federation of India
Communism in India
M. N. Roy
A. K. Gopalan
P. Krishna Pillai
P. C. Joshi
E. M. S. Namboodiripad
Chandra Rajeshwar Rao Azhikodan Raghavan
Bhupesh Gupta V. S. Achuthanandan
E. K. Nayanar
Guru Radha Kishan
B. T. Ranadive
S. A. Dange
E. K. Imbichi Bava
T. Nagi Reddy
World Communist Movement
Democratic Youth Federation of India (in Hindi भारत कि जनवादी नौजवन सभा, Bharat ki Janvadi Naujavan Sabha), is an Indian left-wing youth organization founded in 1980. DYFI, as it is popularly known, is politically linked to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)).
The current general secretary of DYFI is Tapas Sinha and the president is P. Sreeramakrishnan.
DYFI is a member of World Federation of Democratic Youth.
The DYFI affiliate in Jammu and Kashmir is called Democratic Youth Federation of Kashmir. In Tripura there is a separate body, affiliated to DYFI, called Tribal Youth Federation. In Kerala DYFI has a strong base and the current secretary of DYFI-Kerala State Committee is T.V. Rajesh, and President is M.B. Rajesh.
The organization was formed on 3 November 1980 from its inaugural conference held at Saheed Kartar Singh Saraba Village, Ludhiana, Punjab from 31 October to 3 November. Prior to that CPI(M) had different youth organizations in different states.
Purported aims of DYFI:
- Jobs for all, education for all and empowerment of youth.
- It stands for communal harmony.
- Constitutional approval of right to job.
- Proper implementation of self employment projects.
- DYFI aims for Scientific socialism.
It opposes :
- Anti-democracy and sectarian movements.
- Economic policies guided by International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization.
- Imperialist aggression over Third World.
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