E S L Narasimhan, Hon’ble Governor of Telangana State, who was the Chief Guest, advised the Group-1 Officers to use their positive power, rather than the mere brute authority of negative power, in order to serve all sections of society, especially its weaker and poorer counterparts.
“Developing empathy for understanding the pains and pathos of people and demonstrating sympathy in finding enduring solutions for their problems will be greatly instrumental in realizing the dream of Bangaru Telangana”, he added.
Continuing his address, the Hon’ble Governor called upon the Officers to be available for people 24×7 and thereby bring about a qualitative change in their lives. “The historical reorganization of the State into 33 relatively small districts provides a rare opportunity to the Group-1 Officers to emerge as people-friendly leaders”, he added.
The Hon’ble Governor called upon the Officers to contribute proactively to the multifaceted development of the State, rather than confining themselves to merely collecting revenue, endlessly tossing the files from one-desk-to-another, and working mechanically as per the archaic rulebook.
The Hon’ble Governor stated that the general image of the Officers in the society is that they are not people-friendly. “The need of the hour in the present-day transparent world of work, characterized by emergence of strong social media, a vibrant civil society, and an ever-alert people at large,is to drastically change this image by diversifying and enriching their professional and personal competence, commitment, and integrity”’, he added.
The Hon’ble Governor gave away Course Completion Certificates to the Group-1 Officers and also presented mementoes to Mr. Nukala Uday Reddy, DSP (Civil)for Best All-Round Performance and to Ms. Perka Jayasudha, DPO for securing Highest Aggregate Marks in Written Examination. He also released a copy of “Savvadi” a Journal, brought out by the House JournalSociety.
Sri B P Acharya, IAS, Spl. Chief Secretary & DG, Dr. MCR HRD Institute, in his welcome address, said that the aim of the Foundation Course was toempower and inspire the Group -1 Officers to contribute their mite for the development of the State with outmost sincerity, integrity, and a sense of purpose. “The Foundation Course,through a series of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities, focused ondeveloping the nature and quality of the Group-1 Officers,sensitising them to the needs of poor people, and instilling a sense of confidence and idealism in order to make them efficient in implementing different Government programs”, he added.
Dr S M Nabi, Course Director and Dr Ravalapati Madhavi, Course Coordinator also graced the function. Sri B Venkateswara Rao, IAS, ADG of the Institute proposed a vote of thanks.