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The research aimed at Mapping the happiness barometers of youth i.e., their levels of hope, aspirations, enthusiasm, and ambition, on a specially constructed scale. The sample comprised of 500 youth from 10 different NGOs all over Delhi NCR.

The study identified their unique psychological enablers and barriers to positive identity and leadership building. It analysed the discrimination and stigma experienced in public spaces and its repercussion on their mental health. It also outlined the co-relation between identity, self-concept, mental health, gender, well-being, and leadership. It proposed mechanisms for strengthening the capacities of urban disadvantaged youth for coping with, and responding to, stigma and discrimination, both in their external and internal worlds.