New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Valedictory Function of 96th Common Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) today via video conferencing.
He also inaugurated the new sports complex and dedicated revamped Happy Valley Complex to the Nation.
At the outset, Prime Minister greeted the officers on completing their course and conveyed his wishes on the joyous occasion of Holi.
He noted the uniqueness of the outgoing batch as this batch is entering the active service in the year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, official release said.
“Your batch will play a key role in the nation’s development in the Amrit Kaal of the next 25 year”, he added.
Prime Minister underlined the emerging new world order in the post-pandemic world. He said that the world is looking towards India at this juncture of 21st century.
“In this new world order, India has to increase its role and develop itself at a fast pace”, he said.
He asked the officers to keep in mind the importance of this period with special focus on the ‘biggest goal of the 21st century’ i.e. the goal of Aatmnirbhar Bharat and Modern India. “We can’t afford to lose this opportunity”, he said.
Referring to the views of Sardar Patel on civil services, Prime Minister said that sense of service and duty has been the integral part of the training.
“In all your years of service, these factors of service and duty should be the measure of your personal and professional success”, he added.
He said work is never a burden when done with a sense of duty and purpose. He told the officers that they have come to the service with a sense of purpose and to be a part of a positive change in the context of the society and the country.