Kevadia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the civil services probationers to take decisions towards India’s unity and to maintain the spirit of the Constitution as they work as the steel frame of the country.

“You are the officers who will be serving the country when it celebrates 100 years of Independence. From 2022, the 25 years ahead are very important for the country. You have a huge responsibility,” PM Modi said during virtual interaction with the Civil Services Probationers.

“Sardar Saheb’s advice to the officers was that serving the citizens of the country is your highest duty. I also urge that whatever decision a civil servant takes, should be in the national context, should strengthen the unity and integrity of the country,” PM Modi said as he referred to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first home minister.

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“Even if your area and section you handle is small, you should always have people’s interest in mind and that there should be a national perspective,” he added.

He said that the work of the steel frame is not just to provide the base and only to manage ongoing arrangements. “The work of steel frame also has to make the country feel that even if there is a big crisis or a big change, you will cooperate in advancing the country by becoming a force, facilitate,” he said as he referred to the phrase used by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for the civil services in the country.