MEA launches SAMEEP to take Indian foreign policy to students across the country
The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program). It is an outreach mission that aims to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students across country and also to look at diplomacy as a career option. Its name was crowd-sourced through the My Gov portal and out of 550 suggested entries.
SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program)
The objective of outreach program is to familiarise school and college students in India about functioning of the MEA. It also seeks to introduce them to key elements of India’s foreign policy and its success stories.
It is a voluntary programme for MEA officials, undersecretary and above with option of going back to any school or college in their hometown or to their alma mater. Under it, MEA officials will go to their hometowns and particularly their alma mater while on leave to engage and interact with students in schools and colleges. The officers will convey how MEA works, India’s foreign policy, how they do diplomacy so that student consider about this as a career option.
The MEA will provide its officials standardized presentation for this outreach programme and officials will be free to make changes for betterment of it can add their personal experiences.