Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership (IIDL), a center initiated by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP), held the induction ceremony of its sixth batch of Post Graduate Programme in Leadership Politics and Governance on October 7, 2022 at RMP’s Knowledge Excellence Centre campus at Uttan, Bhayander. 31 students from 13 states have joined this batch.
Chandrashekhar Bawankule, President BJP Maharastra was the Chief Guest for the ceremony. Also present on this occasion were Ravindra Sathe, Director General, RMP and Dean, IIDL and Devendra Pai, Chief Academic Officer, RMP and Course Director, IIDL
Ravindra Sathe welcomed the chief guest. Sathe pointed out that this course is to guide students to find the right path to becoming a politician.
Chandrashekhar Bawankule while interacting with the students said that just the bookish knowledge is not important one has to have low profile and work at the ground level. He guided the students and informed, “You have to increase your patience, keep clam and give time for things to improve. Have heart-to-heart talk with the citizens, relate to their problems and find government policies that can give solutions to them. There are many policies of poor, women as well as economically backward people, which have to be studied by the politicians and informed to the needy on timely basis. Read autobiographies of great politicians, study the constitution of India which is one of the best constitutions in the world.” To become a 21st century politician one more quality is needed is to know the social media properly, pointed Bawankule.
Anjali Pandit, Course co-ordinator welcomed the dignitaries on dias and thanked them all. In addition, Devendra Pai gave brief information about the earlier five batches and its achievements.
About Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership –IIDL
RMP initiated the idea of IIDL in 2017 to broaden the scope of leadership – science from the limited area of management science and provide an interdisciplinary institutional framework to train leadership from socio-political perspective.
Post Graduate Diploma (PGP) in Leadership, Politics, and Governance (LPG) is a unique inter disciplinary course designed to bridge the gap between young talent and India’s democratic political entity and governance. The programme is targeted at students and young professionals who wish to make a career in the field of politics, governance, public affairs and leadership. The course is designed to produce trained, ethical and responsible leaders, in short – “New Leaders for a New India.”
The one-year residential programme is designed to bridge the gap between India’s young talent and India’s democratic policy and governance. Over a 100 students from over 16 states of India have completed the course and are contributing to nation-building.