About Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL)

The Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL), New Delhi is a pioneer national-level institution imparting academic training in the areas of International Affairs, Government Studies, Ecology, Environment, Sustainable Development and Cleanliness Education established on the auspicious occasion of the 116th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Taking forward the illustrious legacy of the former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna, Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, SIGL was jointly established under the guidance and leadership of the former Prime Minister's family. The institution thereby lives by the principles of honesty, transparency and accountability which the former Prime Minister lived by and envisions imparting the same in its youth citizenry for which SIGL has received congratulatory appreciation from eminent personalities like the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governors, University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to name a few.

The Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL) would be organizing and conducting programs having social, cultural, developmental, educational, technological, environmental and positive contents for the optimum development of our country along with teaching methodologies for ensuring gainful employment for the young boys and girls belonging to all the States and the Union Territories for producing trained manpower for leading flagship projects of the Government of India comprising Make in India, Clean India, Skill India, Digital India, Startup India, Aatma Nirbhar Bharat etc. Besides studies, training, research, consultancy and production of audio-video materials, the Institute has also decided to initiate a massive publications programme.

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Carrying forward the legacy of Bharat Ratna Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Prime Minister of India

Shri Shastri‘s legacy is one of upholding the sanctity of the Indian Constitution and preparing the youth of India to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalized, interdependent, and uncertain world. In all of these roles, Shri Shastri has championed issues that lie at the heart of India’s social, economic, and developmental challenges – literacy, healthcare, food security, energy security, rural and urban planning, economic empowerment, governance and administrative reforms, and national and regional security.


Academic Research, Programs, and Impactful Partnerships

SIGL would build impactful partnerships between governments, academia, public policy experts, corporates, community leaders, individuals, and other key partners to advance academic programs, research, provide policy advisory and engage in advocacy of important national and global issues in the areas of International Affairs, Government Studies and the Indian Foreign Policy.


Harnessing India's Soft Power Potential

SIGL would engage with practitioners, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to promote and disseminate knowledge and India’s cultural influence in the areas of Ayurveda, cinema, cuisine, design, handicrafts, sports, literature, music, performing arts, spirituality, tourism, and yoga along with national and international conferences & seminars highlighting India’s soft power potential and contribution to the world community at large. The Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Indian Culture with a Monument and a street (Shastri Street) is named after Shri. Shastri in the capital city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • “I congratulate the Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL) on bringing out a multi-volume Encyclopaedia of Good Governance and Leadership to be circulated among universities, colleges, schools, ministries, departments, embassies and international organizations. I wish all success to the programmes, activities and actions initiated by the Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL).”
    - Hon’ble Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
  • “I am happy to know about the establishment of the Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership (SIGL) in the memory of our former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on the auspicious occasion of his 116th birth anniversary. I extend my warm and best wishes for a great success to the institute and believe the aims and objectives with which the institute has been founded will stand the test of times during its journey ahead."
    - Hon'ble Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
  • “It is heartening to note that Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership is launching a vision document during the auspicious occasion of the Good Governance Day to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. I wish Shastri Institute of Governance and Leadership all the best for their future endeavours and hope that they will continue to do their good work in the service of the nation.”
    - Hon’ble Shri. Thaawarchand Gehlot

Our Inspiration

Bharat Ratna
Shri. Lal Bahadur Shastri
Former Prime Minister of India