7th Edition - Kashmir & Ladakh | 12 - 19 Sept, '21 | 8 Days
Experience Governance in India's Northernmost UTs & How The Region Has Changed Post Abrogation Of Article 370

Good Governance Yatra is an 8-day immersive travel programme for future public leaders to acquaint themselves with model governance projects and interact with accomplished Public Policy functionaries in India. It is a unique opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to peek into the finer works of governmental institutions and gain inspiration from their Vision & Implementation model. The yatra aims to create ‘Saarthis’ or the ‘Ambassadors of Governance’ to spread the word about the significance of and in some cases, the outstanding performance of governmental institutions.

Good Governance Yatra is an immersive travel programme and provides an experiential learning platform for aspiring change-makers. It helps facilitate first-hand exposure to good governance models, an opportunity to interact with visionaries behind the project, and to learn how to resolve the complexities that lead to policy inaction, among a host of other things.

Programme Objectives

Key Takeaways from the Programme
  • Gain first-hand exposure to good governance projects by working on the ground to further the development of investigation, questioning, and critical thinking in yourself.
  • Learn from a plethora of activities, relevant case studies, group discussions, and presentations on the journey.
  • Interact with the visionaries behind the projects and comprehend the intricacies of policy in action.
  • Discover why certain places have vast significance in civilisational history for occupying geographically strategic locations.
  • Develop your own truth-finding mechanisms and assessment skills to sift through the different and often, conflicting narratives regarding public policy issues.

Applications are now closed!

8 Days | 12 – 19 Sept
25 Delegates
Rs 41,999/- (incl. of all taxes)
Strict COVID Protocols

For any queries, contact us on ggy@rashtram.org.

Experience J&K And Ladakh Post Abrogation Of Article 370

This time the Yatra will take place along the two newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – the focal point of media discourses in the aftermath of the revocation of Article 370. Since the reorganisation, many initiatives have been taking place in both the UTs. In this yatra, we aim to look at some of the established narratives through our experiences on the ground, and  by engaging with projects and different stakeholders of the region. The yatra will provide the opportunity to acquaint yourself with both, the current initiatives as well as best practices which have been taking place in the region since before the reorganisation.

Guided Discovery & Engagement

Discover a region, its people, and its key governance agendas with your yatra-lead and engage with local organisations

Role Model Interactions

Take insights and inspiration from role models and bureaucrats behind the good governance projects

Place-Based Immersion

Immerse in oral histories by visiting important historical sites and places of inspiration to gain a better cultural understanding of the region

Case
Studies

Encounter authentic problems, construct novel hypotheses, test for real solutions, and interact with others to make sense of the world around you

Itinerary

Srinagar
Dras
Kargil
Leh

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent with the plains of Jammu to the south and the Vale of Kashmir to the north. Jammu and Kashmir is home to several valleys such as the Kashmir Valley, Tawi Valley, Chenab Valley, Poonch Valley, Sind Valley and Lidder Valley. The cultural, ethnic, and linguistic composition of Jammu and Kashmir varies across the region. The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is also rich with the scenic beauty of the majestic Himalayas.

Ladakh

Ladakh, the erstwhile Buddhist kingdom has a spectacularly jagged landscape. Arid mountains, dramatically crowned rocky outcrops, picturesque gompas, meditational main walls, and multi-hued flags are some of the many interesting motifs that exemplify the beauty of Ladakh. The well balanced traditional society of Ladakh has much to offer to the West in terms of ecological awareness. Ladakh is a destination for those on the lookout to satiate their indomitable spirit of adventure.

Amenities Offered

  • Dedicated Rashtram team to manage the entire yatra.
  • Basic yet comfortable accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Wholesome vegetarian meals and mineral water.
  • Entrance fee for all places on the itinerary.
  • Bus travel from Srinagar to Leh.
  • A collection of select photos will be shared with you after the Yatra.

Past Editions

6 Yatras in 6 Years. Click on routes to download synopsis for respective editions.

Good
Governance
Projects

Project
Mentors &
Bureaucrats

Who is this programme ideal for?

Are you the right fit?

Aspiring Change Agents

who are having either academic background or work experience in the area of public policy, politics, or civil societies.

Dynamic Professionals

who want to explore and enter the area of public policy and governance.

Civil Service Aspirants

who wish to get a first-hand exposure to governance.

NRIs & Foreign Citizens

who wish to learn about Indian policy framework and governance.

University Students & Scholars

who wish to take up full-fledged careers in development studies and governance.

Development Professionals

who wish to understand the intricacies of governance.

Testimonials

What our Delegates have to say about us

Mayank Jain

Founder, MicroX Foundation
"The closed yatri group facilitated long and enriched discussions. The kind of welcome we received at the government’s end was overwhelming. It was great to see professionalism in governance and the political will to get things done."

Shashank Rai

IIT Guwahati; Software Engineer, Microsoft
"This yatra has made me see the flip side of the coin that was often kept in dark by the media. The amount of work that is being done by the government often doesn’t get its due credit. I can proudly say that this yatra has transformed me from being a pessimist to an optimist.”

Admission Process

Steps to apply
1

Submit Your Application

Interested candidates shall fill out the application form. We expect candidates to give interesting answers and authentic information.

2

Application Review

Application shall be reviewed by our team and the delegate will be interviewed.

3

Interview

Selected candidates should pay the programme fee within the timeline provided in the confirmation email.

4

Payment Confirmation

Admissions will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis until the maximum intake.

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Precautions to ensure all delegates' and speakers' safety
  • Candidates need to provide a fitness certificate and covid negative report.
  • Compulsory first dose of COVID vaccine.

Rashtram is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its yatris and staff. Rashtram will provide support to make sure the yatra is conducive for following covid safety protocols. Additionally, all learners will sign a declaration at the start of the yatra about their health status and follow COVID protocol as per the relevant government regulations at the time. Strict action (including debarment from the programme) will be taken against ones who violate the agreed terms.

Compulsory Wearing Masks

Regular Temperature Check

Sanitisation Of All Facilities

Periodic Hand Sanitisation

Access To Doctor & Counsellor

Ensuring Good Ventilation

Past Yatras

Good Governance Yatra Projects

Guide To Travel

How to prepare yourself

How to prepare yourself

The journey involves traveling to an altitude of 12,000 feet. To make the most of Good Governance Yatra we strongly recommend that you start an exercise regime at least a month prior to the trip which includes:

  • Daily brisk walking or jogging for 5 km.
  • Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and taking recreational drugs are strictly prohibited for the entire duration of the Yatra

Packing Suggestions

As we will be traveling by bus, it is advisable to pack as light as possible. A bag with waterproof cover is needed and also to carry the daily luggage and frequently used items inside the bus. The rest of the items can be packed in a suitcase or a handbag. Due to the confines of space, it is necessary to keep luggage on the bus roof; therefore it is advisable to bring bags that are rain resistant and durable.

Weather and Temperature Conditions

Weather conditions from May to September can be expected to be dry and sunny, with precipitation in August. Daytime temperatures can be as high as 20 to 25 degrees centigrade. Night-time temperatures can drop as low as 0 to -5° Celsius.

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