Rashtram intends to create self-aware and civilisationally-assured future public leaders for India, who will influence the world. This is a huge endeavor and Rashtram is partnering with selected institutions that are aligned in thought domestically and internationally. In the international arena, when we look for institutions that intend to create self-aware and civilisationally-assured public leaders, we find that the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management (MIGM) in Japan stands out.
The founder of Panasonic, Kōnosuke Matsushita, retired after building one of the most successful technology companies. At the age of 84, in 1979, he provided a significant donation to set up MIGM. Since then, the school has produced some of the finest leaders of Japan including a former Prime Minister, several parliamentarians, and corporate leaders.
Rooted in the ethos of Japan, MIGM has developed an indigenous curriculum and pedagogy. The approach resonates with Rashtram’s philosophy of civilisational leadership. Deep reforms in areas like governance, social structures, and institutions cannot happen unless they are contextually grounded.
India and Japan have shared deep relations for millennia now. The exchange between Japan and India is said to have begun in the 6th century when Buddhism was introduced to Japan. Beyond the common connection of Buddhism and Hinduism, India and Japan share similar values of democracy, pluralism, and open society.
Together, Rashtram and MIGM will work to make these ties stronger. We will provide enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to our communities thorough training programs, joint research, and bilateral exchanges.