CIVIL SERVICE DAY
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, April 20: Babus in Assam on Thursday broke their conventional dress code and wore traditional Assamese attire (dhoti-kurta) to celebrate an event on the eve of Civil Service Day at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra at Panjabari in the city.
Many onlookers, particularly television journalists present there to cover the event, were amused to see the State’s top bureaucrats including Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia entering the venue in traditional Assamese attire. Journalists immediately shifted their focus on who was wearing what and why.
To quote Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, it was a ‘nice and pleasant experience’ to break the conventional dress code, that too at a time when the entire State is celebrating the Rongali Bihu. Another senior bureaucrat said he was feeling extremely cool and comfortable in traditional attire. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, chief guest in the function, seemed impressed with the traditional attire adopted by bureaucrats. He appreciated their pivotal role in keeping the State’s culture and tradition intact.
Civil Service Day is celebrated across India for civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizens and renew their commitment to public service and excellence in work.