What is Certificate in Socio- Political Leadership (CSPL) ?

CSPL is a week-long residential programme to develop and hone the socio-political leadership skills of the participants. There are in total 24 sessions in the 6 day long program. It also includes at-least one field visit. Each day begins early with a yoga session and the days normally end with either informal discussion sessions among participants or a cultural performance.

Who founded this programme?

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What is the need of this programme?

Netritva Sadhana was born out of an acute need of a formal training course or a programme for young professional or individuals considering either a full fledged career or an active volunteership or association with some social or political organization. Till that except NS there exist no such formal training program to systematically or structurally introduce youngsters to the world of social work or activism or to politics.

What is the purpose of this programme?

Swami vivekananda, the legendary hindu monk and also an idol of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, had great faith in the youth of this nation. He had once said “My Faith is in the Younger Generation, the Modern Generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like Lions.” Sharing this belief, ‘Netritva Sadhana’ is a journey to produce enlightened citizenry.

What is the USP of the programme?

The Unique selling proposition (USP) of this programme lies in its twin strength areas. Its well thought out and thoroughly researched and applied curriculum as well as presence of notable experts, functional practitioners and leading social and political leaders as resource persons to deliver various sessions.

Who all can participate?

NS is meant for young individuals in the age group of 25-35. A typical NS batch consists of participants belonging to diverse backgrounds belonging to different states of the country with varied objectives for doing the course.

Batch size?

The minimum batch size required to conduct NS programme is 30. The maximum permissible batch strength is 50. However the ideal batch size is between 35-40 which ensures maximum learning of the participants through sufficient individual attention of the resource persons.

What is the fee of the programme?

The programme costs generally include the cost of accommodation, food and stationary for the participants, resource persons and few organizers. Additional travel cost for few resource persons is also borne by Prabodhini. A part of this cost is generally met through some sponsorship. Another part if covered by levying a subsidized fee on the participants. The fee is generally between Rs 5000-10000. However it may vary from programme to programme..

What is the selection criterion for the candidates?

The participants of the NS programme are carefully selected after looking and assessing their educational as well as professional background to ensure minimum level of sincerity, commonality from a learning & intelligence point of view and yet maintaining a diversity to maximize peer learning. There is no eligibility criterion per-se except the age bar for any individual to apply for NS, however the organizers hold complete right to select or reject any application.

What do the participants gain out of the programme?

A successful Netritva Sadhana participant is the one who attends and actively participates in all the programme sessions with attention and due sincerity. A successful NS participants can expect a five fold gain from the programme –

Are there any rules for the participants to follow?

RMP is widely acknowledged and appreciated for its discipline. The culture of discipline practiced unbiased and undeterred has ensured that Prabodhini over the last 3 decades has emerged as a major centre for learning & for practising research.

How many NS programs have already been conducted?

First programme of Netritva Sadhana was organized at the RMP’s KEC campus from 4th-9th June 2012. The first ever program saw enthusiastic response from individuals from very qualified backgrounds like IIT, FMS, XLRI, NLU etc and with a genuine hunger of knowledge. NS1 also saw resource persons like Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Lt. Gen. D.V. Shekatkar, Shri Sudheendra Kulkarni, Dr Rakesh Sinha. Smt Smriti Irani was the chief guest of the valedictory ceremony. Shri Nirmal Gehlot, participant from NS1, a social worker and an educationist by profession proposed to organize NS2 at his home place Jodhpur from 13-16 Sep 2012 at Fun world. NS2 expanded the envelope further by interspersing the learning with cultural breaks which gave a glimpse of rich rajasthani heritage. NS3 and NS4 were again organized in KEC campus at Bhayander by Amber Swami, again an NS-1 alumnus on 27-30 July 2013 and 17-20 July 2014 respectively. Speakers like Shri Ram Naik, Smt Meenakshi Lekhi are few of the names who groomed and mentored the participants.

Who is the resource person in a NS programme?

Eminent academicians, popular social-political leaders, learned retired government officials and others who are subject experts as well as are subject practitioners are invited to deliver the curriculum of NS. The resource persons are provided an advisory to ensure that the session is interactive, participative and strictly around the topic under consideration.

Who can organize the program? Where can it be organized?

Keeping intact the academic rigor and the underlying learning commitment RMP has in past accepted proposals from enterprising NS alumnus to take the programme to their locations and become the organizer and facilitate the operational arrangements at the location. However with the increase in number of such requests, RMP has come out with a formal process to consider such requests.

What are the various steps involved in organizing NS programme?

There are following steps involved in organization of an NS programme 1. An elaborate proposal of the programme including the revenue and budget planning and the suggested dates, location and venue