Aadigyan - A Social Leadership Programme for Aspiring Youth

An initiative by the Office of IR & HS, SRM AP and Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS) - An Entity of Govt. of AP to introduce and create awareness of the socio-economic, educational, rich heritage & culture of Andhra Pradesh


Programme Dates - July 18 to July 28, 2022

Apply by June 30, 2022 to get a 20% Discount (only for first 10 international applicants)

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 16 years & above students
Group Size: Up to 25 (Minimum of 15 participants are required to conduct the Programme)
Nativity: Second-generation NRI students of AP & Telangana origin

Programme at a Glance

“Social Leadership Programme” (SLP) is an immersion programme designed to provide knowledge and orientation about Andhra Pradesh to foreign-born children of Telugu and Indian descent. It is a collaborative project that is being undertaken by SRM-AP and APNRTS to introduce and promote knowledge about the rich heritage of Andhra Pradesh, orientation on traditional farming methods and self-sustaining ways, knowledge about multi-level governance, and education & health initiatives of the Nadu-Nedu, interactions with Government bureaucrats and politicians, etc. Also, bring the students' attention to exceptional reforms being implemented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This programme will not only aid in their career growth transformation but also develop them into future Youth Ambassadors to represent the state of AP in their countries as well as at the Global Arena

We offer this programme to international students studying at any Boarding/High School/College and who are eager to travel abroad to reconnect with their parents' country. This programme combines interactive learning with excursions to tourist attractions and recreational activities. The course is aimed to provide students with hands-on knowledge by engaging in hands-on activities and social immersion experiences that will inspire an entrepreneurial and leadership spirit.

Programme Highlights:

Programme Itinerary

Focus Areas of the Programme

  • Governance, Politics & Administration

 Visit to Secretariat & Assembly, Real-Time Governance Center, Grama Sachivalayam; overview of Govt. Services & Schemes; Interactions with Bureaucrats, Politicians and Philanthropists, etc.

  • Education & Healthcare Management

Visit Govt. schools to showcase Manabadi: Nadu-Nedu transformations in school education methods, visit nearest Govt. General Hospital/Health Centers, Transformation in Health Care Services, NGOs Campaigns (SAHI & others), attending workshops, and participating in Philanthropic activities.

  • Livelihoods/Entrepreneurship

Mangalagiri Handloom Saree weaving workshops; Kondapalli Toys Manufacturing Unit; Food & Agro Processing units, MSMEs, etc.

  • Women Empowerment

Tribal village tour, interacting with SHGs, educating about the schemes & support given to women by the Govt.

  • Educational Visits

Understanding Indian Agriculture & field visits, University, Industries & IT Parks, Steel plant &, infrastructure projects visit, etc.

  • Tourism, Culture & Heritage

Introduction to the traditions, knowledge of cultural values, visit the heritage sites, etc., visit Borra Caves, Araku Valley, waterfalls & local beaches, campfire, etc.

Key Takeaways from the Programme

This Social Leadership Programme will help to develop young ambassadors with a sense of civic responsibility and commitment toward their community development. A combination of different levels of learning and understanding along with training and mentoring will help bring out the best in the students who dream of becoming social leaders.

Exposure to Motherland

Explore the State and ancestors’ Culture, Traditions, Values, Festivals, Agriculture & Economy, and witness path-breaking initiatives introduced in Govt. Schools that have been accepted widely, transformational reforms under Nadu-Nedu in Govt. Health Care Facilities etc.

Experience, Learn & Grow

Utilize the opportunity to know about our state, interact with people from various fields, learn from the leaders & communities and take part in the state’s advancements while using their experiences to build and enhance their professional careers

Certificate from Government Agency & SRM University-AP

Participation certificate is issued to all the students on successful completion of the internship programme.

What’s included

  • Pick up from Vijayawada Airport
  • 24x7 support and backup
  • Three meals per day
  • Socio-Cultural Events
  • Shared accommodation
  • Transport to local Cultural Sightseeing
  • Drop off to Vijayawada Airport

What’s not included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Weekend Getaways
  • International flights’ tickets
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Eligibility & Criteria:
Age: 16 years & above students
Group Size: Upto 25 (Minimum of 15 participants are required to conduct the programme)
Nativity: Second-generation NRI students of A.P & Telangana origin

Duration of the Programme:
10 Days - (18th July to 28th July 2022)

Programme Fees:
400 USD for International Applicants
30,000 INR for Indian Applicants

Last date to Apply - July 08, 2022

(Apply by June 30, 2022 to get a 20% Discount (only for the first 10 applicants) - applicable only for International Applicants)

How to apply

Apply through the link: https://forms.gle/1ieUASUnaN2wAm8f8

Apply through QR Code:

Here is the brochure link

For more details, contact our Helpline Numbers

APNRTS 24/7 Helpline: +91 863 2340678,
Whatsapp: +91 85000 27678
SRM AP: +91 91541 47971
Write to us:
Info@apnrts.com / ir.office@srmap.edu.in