RSS will be soon be starting a 9-month postgraduate programme on Leadership, Politics and Governance at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) in Mumbai.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar curated this idea of a course in politics where youngsters could be taught efficiently about the governance of the country and make them leaders of tomorrow who would bring the change.
Since politics is directly related to society, it comes with even heavier responsibility of righteousness. To inculcate values and prepare them to be a strong leader is the motto of this programme.
According to Patrika, Javadekar requested the media to show the positive side of politics as well and not the negative one only. He said, “Politics decides every thing—from the way our birth is registered to the way our death certificate is issued. People are dependent on policies and decisions taken by politicians. Therefore, good people should join politics.”
The HRD minister said that the common perception of the people that politics is the last resort for scoundrels is not right. “The world does not suffer due to the violence caused by the bad people, it suffers because of the silence on part of the good people,” he said.
Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, who was present at the launch of event said that,”We are world’s largest democracy, ninety countries rolled up in one. Therefore, good leadership is crucial for our country to steer ahead and consolidate the democracy further bringing in reforms.”
The syllabus of programme is built from the prospective of society and not management and corporate. It took six months to prepare the curriculum after brainstorming with inputs from important social and political scientists.
From August 2017, the first batch of 40 students will be enrolled. The fees for entire course is Rs.2.4 lakhs and each student has to complete a month-long internship before course completion.
Earlier, Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL) RMP which works closely with RSS just had short term courses and this idea of political training is derived from RSS ideologue Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyay.
Former BJP MP Rambhau Mhalgi, gave a concrete shape to the concept and worked hard in favour of society, and it is after him the academy has been named.
Students at the academy will be taught 33 modules broadly divided into four themes: management, Governance, leadership and politics. Guest lecturers will be invited from various fields of politics, including opposition parties, to enlighten students on subject matter and challenges they face.
A first of its kind, aspiring netas will have to prove their strength and motivation factor behind this rigorous choice before stepping into hardcore politics through this course.
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