PM on 2-day visit to LBSNAA, Mussoorie, interacts with trainee IAS officers


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met and interacted with over 360 Officer Trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. He is at LBSNAA on a two-day visit.

During the wide-ranging interaction, which lasted nearly four hours, the Prime Minister urged the Officer Trainees to express their ideas and thoughts to him frankly and without fear.

A variety of subjects such as administration, governance, technology and policy-making came up for discussion. The Prime Minister encouraged the Officer Trainees to study and research governance issues in depth, so that they could understand them well. He also stressed on the need for them to develop a national vision.

The discussions were marked by a large degree of experience-sharing.

During the four-hour interaction in four groups, a variety of subjects such as administration, governance, technology, and policy-making came up, according to the PMO statement. “Officers shared their own experiences, which were very constructive,” Modi tweeted.

PM also interacted with faculty members of the Academy, who gave him an overview of the work being done there, to train India’s civil servants.

He visited the state-of-the-art Gandhi Smriti Library at LBSNAA. He attended a short cultural programme by the Officer Trainees.

Earlier, on arrival at the Academy, the Prime Minister offered floral tributes on the statues of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.