GUWAHATI, April 21 - �The society requires improvements in various fields and there are many challenges, hence we all have a responsibility to try to change our society and improve it further.�
This was observed by the Executive Editor of The Assam Tribune Prasanta Jyoti Baruah while attending a programme held as a part of the Civil Services Day celebrations on the North East Institute of Advanced Studies (Northeast IAS) premises here today.
Laying stress on ethical values and the aspiring candidates� sound mental preparedness during preparations for the civil services examinations, he said, �It is good to see that a lot of young candidates are nowadays coming forward to grab these opportunities. Not only in the civil services, but there are other competitive exams as well where participation of our local youth needs to be encouraged so that they too can become a catalyst of development.�
Former Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay, who was the chief guest of the occasion, said, �The greatest pleasure one can derive while being in the civil services is by making a difference to other people�s lives. The choice is upon us as to how we can shape our society. The initiative taken by a prestigious institution like the Northeast IAS is very inspiring. The purpose of this day is to re-dedicate and recommit ourselves to the cause of the people.�
They also interacted with the students of the institute on the topic �Role of civil services aspirants in shaping the North East and the country�.
Today, the Assam Civil Service Officers� Association, along with the Retired Assam Civil Service Officers� Association, also observed the day at Sewa Bhawan, Dispur.