Delhi: PM Narendra Modi addressed Civil Servants on the occasion of 16th Civil Services Day, 2023 in New Delhi today. Union Minister Jitendra Singh was present with him in the program. On the occasion, PM Modi felicitated Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with Prime Minister’s Award 2022 for Excellence in Public Administration from the Ministry of Health for the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program under innovation.
Addressing the gathering, PM Modi congratulated everyone on the occasion of Civil Services Day. PM Modi noted that the occasion of Civil Services Day this year becomes much more special as the nation has completed 75 years of its independence and is starting to move forward to achieve the goals and objectives of a developed India. He highlighted the contributions of those Civil Servants who joined the service 15-25 years ago and emphasized the role of young officers who will contribute towards nation-building in the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal.
PM Modi expressed confidence that the young officers are extremely fortunate to serve the nation in this Amrit Kaal. “The responsibility to accomplish the dreams of every freedom fighter of the nation lies upon every shoulder.”
PM Modi said that the country is prepared to take off due to the work done in the last 9 years. He said that different results are being obtained with the same bureaucracy and personnel. He acknowledged the role of Karamyogis in the growing profile of the country on the global stage, for the growing confidence of the poorest of the poor in ‘Sushasan’ and for a new momentum of development of the country.
PM Modi mentioned India rising as the 5th largest economy in the world, taking strides in fintech as India is number one in digital transactions, one of the cheapest mobile data countries and the third largest startup ecosystem in the world.
Recalling his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August last year when the PM Modi invoked the ‘Paanch Pran’ namely the development of Viksit Bharat or developed India, breaking the slavery mentality, taking pride in India’s heritage, strengthening the unity and diversity of the country, and keeping one’s duties before anything else, PM Modi underlined that the energy emanating from these five resolves will take the nation to its deserved place in the world.