The Minister also expressed the hope that the best practices of the public sector and private sector are imbibed by the Officer Trainees, resulting in a better India.
Ms Irani administered the Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution of India, to the Officer Trainees. After the inaugural function, the Minister also interacted with the trainees over lunch, at the Officers' Mess at the institute.
The participants of 92nd Foundation Course represent 17 civil services of India and three services of Bhutan, said a statement from Ministry of Textiles.
In all, 369 Officer Trainees are participating in the 92nd Foundation Course, including 11 officers from Bhutan.
The Director of the Academy Upma Chawdhry felicitated the Chief Guest. Ms Chawdhry highlighted the motto of the Academy 'Sheelam Param Bhushanam' and exhorted the Officer Trainees to make the best use of their time in building inter-personal relationships, acquiring new skills and to make use of facilities available. Shri Rajesh Arya, Professor of Public Administration thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the inaugural programme.
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