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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day 11th Civil Services Day programme here today.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh presided over the function.
Also present on the occasion were Additional Principal Secretary to PM, Dr P.K Mosra; Cabinet Secretary P.K Sinha and Union Secretary DoPT B.P Sharma. Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said that Civil servants are fortunate to have certain opportunities, responsibilities and minimum facilities at a very young age and the country has a lot of hopes from them. He wished the civil servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day and said that Civil Services Day provides a platform to discuss and deliberate upon various issues and is also a forum to introspect.
The civil servants should introspect their commitment to the people on this occasion, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that nearly seven decades ago, the then Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had addressed the first batch of civil servants after independence and today also the civil servants are being addressed by the illutrious Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He said that this is the occasion to reorient ourselves to the making of ‘New India’. The civil servants are to adapt themselves to the vision of contemporary leadership under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
For the awards to be given tomorrow on the Civil Services Day, five priority programme have been identified namely PMKSY, Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Start Up India/Stand Up India and e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM).
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