Sunday, June 14, 2020

Online Certificate Course to young Political aspirants and leaders by NGPL


In India, there are several courses to train candidates to become civil servants, engineers, doctors, teachers, managers, Bankers, Teachers, etc.  But so far, there is no course to provide the basic knowledge on democracy and its pillars, to young aspiring political leaders. The world over, politics is an important profession and all critical decisions impacting citizens are taken by politicians.

People generally condemn politics as ‘dirty’ and do not take any initiative to correct the system.  While everyone talks about the need for educated and ‘clean’ people to join politics, very few want to enter the political arena.  In this scenario, Next Gen Political Leaders (NGPL), an offshoot of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee and the fifth initiative of eMagazine PreSense, has been taking initiatives to motivate the educated youth to join politics.

T S Krishnamurthy (top) Arjun Ram Meghwal (bottom)
NGPL organised a 16-hour “Online Certificate Course” on the theme, “Polity, Governance and Politics” through Zoom, from 18th May 2020 on a daily basis.  The course was inaugurated on 17th May 2020 by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State (MOS) for Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India.  The valedictory address was rendered by Shri T S Krishnamuthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India on 27th May 2020.

A Board of Studies was formed under the Chairmanship of Shri T S Krishnamurthy, with eminent experts and academicians on board as members. Although many people applied for the course, after a thorough selection process, NGPL admitted 23 participants from varied political ideologies across 8 States in India.  Against its scheduled 16 hours, the course took up 22 hours of sessions, due to the enthusiasm by the participants and the special guests.
Speakers and Special Guests
Top: Priyamvadha, Bhartruhari Mahtab MP, Dr R Nataraj IPS (Retd) MLA - Middle: Dr PTR Thiagarajan MLA, N K Premachandran MP, Priyadharshni - Bottom: Prof Dr Sridhar, Purvish Maikan, Prof. Dr G Ramesh

The modules included communication for politicians, public speaking skills, the Indian Constitution, constitutional bodies, structure of the judicial system, bureaucracy and local bodies, problem solving and decision making.

Senior academicians and professionals like Prof Dr G Ramesh (IIM, Bangalore), Dr Sridhar (MCC, Chennai), Shri Purvish Maikan (Supreme Court of India), Smt Priyamvadha (popular TV journalist), shared their views with the participants.

Senior political leaders like Shri Bhartruhari Mahtab MP (BJD, Odisha), Shri N K Premachandran MP (RSP, Kerala), Dr R Nataraj IPS, Former DGP (Retd) & MLA (AIADMK, Tamil Nadu), Dr PTR Thiagarajan MLA (DMK, Tamil Nadu), Smt Rahena Ameer (Common Councillor, City of London Corporation) too interacted with the participants and shared their experiences.

Smt Priyadharshni Rahul, Deputy Editor of PreSense and National President of NGPL was the Programme Director.

This is a beginning of a new journey.

YouTube link for Inauguration:
YouTube link for Valedictory:


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