In the run up to its massive exercise to train 15 lakh active party members, the BJP will coach a select group of around 200 at a national workshop in Delhi, likely to be held in the first week of July. This batch will then go out and train other BJP volunteers in a five-month long drive. The workshop will mark phase three of the BJP’s ambitious membership programme.
“The training programme will be the first of its kind. This will be for the first time that a party will train its workers even at mandal level,” said BJP general secretary Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of the programme.
The three-tier training programme, for which the party has prepared a module, aims at “developing the understanding of an active worker about the party’s basic pillars, the purpose of its functioning and its tools,” Rao said.
The base level, according to Rao, will be a mandal/tehsil, then district, state and finally the national level. There will be separate programmes for training the “trainers” at district, state and national levels. BJP plans to organise training camps in 11,000 mandals and 600 districts in all the states and Union Territories.
BJP sources said that the newcomers will be given lessons in Deendayal Upadhyay’s political philosophy, the party’s basic ideology as a part of a “design to build a party with a difference.”
The members will be given training on using social media to spread the message about government’s programmes.
Rakesh Goel (State Convener)
BJP IT Cell Punjab
Courtesy: The Indian Express