GRAAM’s Online Certificate Program “Introduction to Public Policy” concludes recently.
GRAAM is association with Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) has been running an online certificate program titled “Introduction to public policy”. This was the fourth edition of the certificate program within this partnership, and it recently concluded with the valedictory session conducted on a virtual platform. Sri.Dr.S. Selvakumar I.A.S. Secretary to Chief Minister of Karnataka and Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka, Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood was the Chief Guest for the valedictory session. Along with him, Dr. R. Balasubramainan, Founder & Chairman of GRAAM, Shri. Arvind Rege, Member of Managing Committee, RMP, Dr.Basavaraju, Executive Director of GRAAM, Dr.Ananya Samajdar and the key organizing staff of GRAAM and IIDL/RMP were part of the program. About 32 participants from 12 states across India have participated in the fourth edition of the program.
The valedictory session started with the welcome address by the executive director of GRAAM Dr.Basavaraju. He welcomed all the guests and elaborated on the need for such programs in public policy, and GRAAM’s initiative towards building collaborative learning communities in the area of public policy. Dr.Selva Kumar, the chief guest, spoke on the need for analytical public policies and his experience of working in the bureaucratic setup and the need for evidence based public policy making for the societal good. He appreciated the effort made by GRAAM and RMP in this regard. Shri. Arvind Rege spoke on GRAAM and RMP’s partnership in this regard and lauded the excellent work done by the team with ongoing efforts of conducting certificate programs at a regular interval. Dr.Balu spoke about the popularity of the course, as it has been drawing people from across the globe. Not to be left behind, the participants also shared their experiences of being part of this course and regarded highly of the program. The program ended with a thanking note by Ms.Simi Mishra from RMP. Program coordinators, Mr. Bhagavan Bidrakote from GRAAM, Mr.Aushutosh Mishra and Mr.Kamlakant from RMP were also part of the valedictory sesison.
Program Date: 05th Dec,2020