Report by India Education bureau, Cuttack: Sri Sri University has come up with a new school called Faculty of Good Governance and Public Policy (FGGPP) with its inaugural batch of certificate course on ‘Governance in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The idea to set up a School of Good Governance at Sri Sri University (SSU) stems from strong conviction of its Founder, H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that good governance based on sound public policy is imperative to advance the public interest and to make a difference in citizen’s life. SSU-FGGPP, a dream project of Sri Sri, is an initiative to create a Center of excellence for teaching, research,trainingand consulting in the field of public policy, public administration, and governance issues.
The prospective participants in this school would be elected representatives at the federal, state and local-government levels, civil servants and public officials from the organization. The faculty was inaugurated by Mr Saroj K. Samal, Chairperson, Odisha State Housing Board. The University functionaries viz., Vice Chancellor Prof. K.C.Mishra , Director (Operation) Sri Pragnesh R. Shah, Head of FGGPP, Prof. Sujeet Kumar, Associate Director ( PR&CSO) Ms Vijaya Lakshmi Mohanty, faculty members and staff of the University and Art of Living volunteers were present in this august occasion.
The week long certificate course will help the corporate managers togain sound CSR initiatives and needed a cost-competitive solution that would fit into the company's activity and image, deliver the satisfaction of long term benefits to both company and stakeholder. In the short term, this means immediate advice or program guidance on a meaningful CSR exercise, while in the medium term it means having employees with CSR-oriented training to develop and execute CSR programmes with broad management objectives.
On 1st July 2013, in Geneva Sri Sri said, “Ethics cannot be cosmetic. They have to be authentic. In moments of crisis we can gauge if ethics are genuine or cosmetic. If one can stick to ethical practices in tough times, I call that genuine,” said Sri Sri while reminding the gathering that seed of ethics is already in all of us and we just need to cultivate and nurture it.
More than 250 leaders from government, business, academia and the scientific community attended the day-long symposium organized by the International Association for Human Values, in partnership with the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), the Global Partnership Forum and the World Bank Institute.
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Sri Sri University come up with a new school called Faculty of Good Governance and Public Policy (FGGPP)