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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with over 360 Officer Trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. He is at LBSNAA on a two-day visit.
On Friday he would practice yoga session with 35 students from the Kendriya Vidyalya located on the campus. He is also expected to inaugurate a newly constructed auditorium at the academy and address the trainees. In the afternoon, he will fly back to New Delhi.
He had a lively informal interaction with the officer trainees in four groups. During the wide-ranging interaction, which lasted nearly four hours, the PM urged the Officer Trainees to express their ideas and thoughts to him frankly and without fear. A variety of subjects such as administration, governance, technology and policy-making came up for discussion. He encouraged the Officer Trainees to study and research governance issues in depth, so that they could understand them well. He also stressed on the need for them to develop a national vision. The discussions were marked by a large degree of experience-sharing.
He interacted with faculty members of the Academy, who gave him an overview of the work being done there, to train India’s civil servants. Later he visited the state-of-the-art Gandhi Smriti Library at LBSNAA and attended a short cultural programme by the Officer Trainees.
Earlier, on arrival at the Academy, the Prime Minister offered floral tributes on the statues of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Cabinet Secretary, PK Sinha, and Director, LBSNAA, Upma Chawdhry were present during the interactions.