PM Modi’s Leadership Explored : CNMS’s Scholarly Pursuits
Prof. Divya Tanwar
(Author is Professor of Cyber Security & Professor (Adjunct) of Somaiya Vidyavihar University in Mumbai )
The Centre for Narendra Modi Studies (CNMS) stands as a beacon of intellectual excellence, transcending national boundaries to become a global hub for generating innovative ideas and strategies. Established in 2016 as an independent think-tank, CNMS has steadily evolved into a pivotal institution shaping discourse on India’s national and international affairs.
Initially operating from a 500 sq yard land near Aligarh Muslim University, CNMS laid the foundation for its ambitious vision, soon outgrowing its humble beginnings and relocating to Delhi. The decision to move was driven by the momentum and aspirations that the think-tank garnered, signaling a commitment to broader engagement and influence.
Since its inception, CNMS has made significant strides in the academic world. The think-tank has been a driving force behind numerous seminars, conferences, and short-term workshops, with a primary focus on engaging youths, college students, and educators. These events have covered diverse topics, ranging from Atmanirbhar Bharat and India’s Independence movement to discussions on democracy and the Constitution.
At the core of CNMS’s scholarly pursuits is the in-depth exploration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model of nation-building. The think-tank actively delves into critical concepts such as secularism, liberal democracy, non-alignment, and social justice as articulated by the Prime Minister. A forthcoming research project aims to introduce standardization techniques, including the implementation of an ISBN coding system.
CNMS is not just dedicated to the production of knowledge but also its dissemination. Under the leadership of Professor Jasim Mohammad, CNMS has published over ten books addressing various aspects of PM Modi’s governance. Titles like “International Relations: Harbinger of Change” and “Mann Ki Baat Compilation” reflect the depth of research and analysis undertaken by the CNMS team.
Positioning itself as a versatile institution, CNMS explores a wide spectrum of research areas, encompassing national security, international relations, governance, politics, economics, technology, science, language, history, and civilization. This holistic approach emphasizes CNMS’s commitment to understanding and shaping India’s future comprehensively.
Led by Professor Jasim Mohammad, CNMS has grown from modest beginnings to establish itself as a key player in shaping discourse on India’s national and international affairs. The think-tank’s commitment to fostering critical discussions, research, and innovative thought on India’s future under PM Modi positions it as a think-tank of international repute.
The ‘NaMo Kendra,’ an integral part of CNMS’s global outreach, extends its reach globally. Operating quietly in central Delhi, away from the familiar political circles, it has emerged as a significant entity in the intellectual landscape. Mohammad’s dedication to promoting and popularizing PM Modi’s style of governance and vision is evident in the unique initiative.
At the core of CNMS’s success is Professor Jasim Mohammad’s visionary leadership. Under his guidance, CNMS has attracted leading experts, educators, civil servants, and philanthropists, fostering collaborations under the umbrella of NaMo Kendra. This collaborative effort further solidifies CNMS’s influence and global reach.
CNMS’s significant contributions extend beyond academic research to practical initiatives like internship programs and interactions with governors from various Indian states. The think-tank’s commitment to understanding the dynamics of PM Modi’s leadership in the global arena underscores India’s multifaceted role in shaping international relations.
Despite challenges and criticisms, Professor Jasim Mohammad’s unwavering dedication to the ideals of PM Modi and the vision of CNMS is evident. The think-tank’s journey from a modest start to a center of global significance reflects its potential to continue contributing to India’s growth and shaping global conversations.
While the CNMS continues to expand its reach, it reinforces its position not only as a national asset but as a key player in the global arena, influencing conversations and contributing to the nation’s and world’s understanding of India’srole in the contemporary world.