Bhubaneswar, Mar 28 (PTI) MIT World Peace University, Pune, has approached the Odisha government to set up a leadership school in the state, an official release today said.

Rahul Biswanath Karad, Executive President, MIT World Peace University, met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat yesterday and proposed to set up the school.

He told the chief minister that today s youth are quite reluctant to join politics and hardly consider it as a career option. The proposed school will also promote professional and ethical leadership among elected representatives at all levels and will ultimately strengthen democracy, it said.

He proposed the setting up of Odisha Institute of Political Leadership under the aegis of Odisha Legislative Assembly in association with MIT School of Government in Pune.

Karad said that the MIT School of Government in Pune is the first-ever leadership Institute in India and Asia offering a career in politics.

Patnaik has said the state government will consider the proposal with a positive attitude, the release issued by the chief minister’s office said.

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