Course aims to help first-time politicians

Course aims to help first-time politicians

As election euphoria sweeps India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, a coaching institute in Agra has announced a unique crash course for first-time politicians. It is a week-long course with three sessions a day. “We plan to polish and groom first-time politicians to become better communicators so that they can attract votes,” said Dinesh Dixit, Director of Career Point.

People standing in queue, await their turn to cast vote to elect their representatives. DH File photo

The course starts on January 2. “We have already received a dozen applications. We have worked on the syllabus, and will teach them all the tricks of the trade. Of course, expert guidance will be made available,” added Dixit.

The course will include leadership training, mike-handling, fund management and ways of winning confidence, among other skills. Motivational lectures will be included to help candidates focus on their goals.

Making a difference

“Those who take the course will surely make a difference at the Assembly polls this season,” said Dixit.

“Their performance will be measured. At least 10 of our students will contest on nine Agra Assembly seats. The firsttime politicians need proper grooming and training since the election process is becoming increasingly complex,” Dixit said.

Dixit has helped thousands of youths, especially from rural areas, to crack competitive exams and find government jobs. But coaching prospective politicians is more challenging, he added.

“It’s difficult because they think they know everything. We have designed a user-friendly interface to incorporate all essential elements that will help make a successful politician,” said Dixit.

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