Governor exhorts IAS officer trainees to connect with the people

Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan is seen in a group photo with the IAS officers tainee at Raj Bhavan today

Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday advised the young IAS officer trainees to connect more with the people.


“It is important to travel and approach people and know about the issues that concern them. We must be accessible to the common people,” she said during her interaction with the IAS officer trainees of the 2019 batch, who were allotted to the Telangana State, at the Raj Bhavan, today.

She exhorted them to be honest, committed, dedicated, and straight forward while discharging their duties. “There will be challenges of all sorts, but be committed and dedicated to the cause of the public good,” she added.

Describing the adoration for the IAS officers, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan said that they would be worshipped by the people for their good work. “Be innovative, go out and make your own mark, and make a difference in the lives of the people wherever you work,” the Governor added.

She congratulated the IAS officer trainees on being allotted to the young State of Telangana, where she said they would have a lot of scopes to be innovative and contribute to the development of the new State.

MCRHRDI director-general Harpreet Singh, special chief secretary to Government, accompanied the trainee officers.

The IAS officer trainees, who interacted with the Governor, include Ankit, Chitra Mishra, Deepak Tewari, Garima Agarwal, Hemant Keshav Patil, K Varun Reddy, Pratima Singh, and Rizwan Basha Shaik. Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan elaborated on the functions of the Governor and the Raj Bhavan to the officer trainees.