Nothing could have been scintillating than country's 175 top brains cheering for Team India's victory in the World Cup Semi Finals. The venue was the lush lawn of chief secretary's bungalow opposite Jaipur's largest green patch where the Diwali's green crackers were bursting together with the thunderous applause for Virat Kohli's record breaking innings. The big screen installed specially to screen the cricket action ended up being witness to the warmth and camaraderie top officers have between each other.
The annual Diwali Milan Programme for All India Services officers including former and serving IAS, IPS and IFS officers started with happy note and ended with even happier note. All officers and their spouses exchange greetings between each other discovering and rediscovering the personal equations.
The host – chief secretary Usha Sharma – who is also the president of Rajasthan's IAS Association – welcomed the guests along with her husband B N Sharma, who is also former IAS and now chairman of Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Authority (RERC). The mutual relationship between officers breathed freely under open sky outside the precincts of the glass chambers.
“For us this is an extended family. We meet each other and cement our personal relationship further. The inter-personal relationship does reflect in professional work also. As the development work is dependent on various departments, there our personal relations come in executing the work efficiently,” said Dr. Samit Sharma, secretary of IAS Association.
Among other officers present were IAS Shikhar Agrawal, IAS Anand Kumar, IAS Kunji Lal Meena, IAS Gayatri Rathore, former IAS Pawan Arora, IPS Dr. Ravi Prakash Meharda, IPS Ashok Kumar Rathore and IPS Prashakha Mathur among others were present.
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