Sem­i­nar to mo­ti­vate stu­dents to join civil ser­vices

FICCI Business Digest - - In The States -

FICCI in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sar­dar Pa­tel In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion (SPIPA) or­gan­ised 'SPIPA Ig­nite' in Ahmedabad on Au­gust 20, 2015. The event was at­tended by more than 160 stu­dents from law, re­search and man­age­ment in­sti­tutes and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers.

It was a unique ini­tia­tive ses­sion aimed at ed­u­cat­ing stu­dents about UPSC ser­vices, and mo­ti­vat­ing them to look at civil ser­vices as an ex­cit­ing ca­reer op­tion. It was the first sem­i­nar amongst sev­eral oth­ers which will be held across var­i­ous ci­ties of Gu­jarat, in­clud­ing Bar­oda, Su­rat, Ra­jkot, Jam­na­gar and Bhuj. The pro­gram was tele­casted live in all dis­trict pan­chay­ats of the state through E-Gram.

The sem­i­nar was hosted by celebrity host Dh­wanit, and a skit per­for­mance by Naishad Pu­rani and group at the be­gin­ning of the ses­sion en­sured stu­dents' un­di­vided at­ten­tion. The speak­ers in­cluded Sud­hir Mankad IAS (Retd); Varesh Sinha IAS (Retd); Vipul Mit­tra, DG –SPIPA; Ra­jiv Vas­tu­pal, Chair­man FICCI-GSC; Tushar Sumera, As­sis­tant Col­lec­tor - Morbi and Amitabh Shah, CEO, Yuva Un­stop­pable.

The ex­pe­ri­ences shared by both young and ex­pe­ri­enced IAS of­fi­cers pro­vided an insight into the life of an IAS of­fi­cer, and stu­dents were mo­ti­vated to look at civil ser­vices as an en­rich­ing ca­reer choice, and an op­por­tu­nity to work to­wards bet­ter­ment of the so­ci­ety.

L to R: Tushar D. Sumera, As­sis­tant Col­lec­tor and Sub Di­vi­sional Mag­is­trate; Ra­jiv Vas­tu­pal, Chair­man, FICCI Gu­jarat State Coun­cil; Varesh Sinha, State Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner; Sud­hir Ma­ha­jan, Sec­re­tary (W & CD) and Vipul Mi­tra, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, SPIPA.

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