Bhopal:Monday, December 1, 2008:On the first working day of December 2008, National Song Vande Matram was recited by the officers and employees of Mantralaya, Satpura Bhawan and Vindhyachal Bhawan in the presence of Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Sahni at 10.30 am at the park situated near the three buildings.After rendition of the National Song, Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Sahni while addressing the officers and employees said that apart from the armed forces, the responsibility of fighting against terrorism also lies with every citizen. It is the responsibility of the people to keep a watchful eye on the happenings around them. Should they find any suspicious circumstances, they must intimate the concerning officers immediately so that timely action can be taken.
The gathering led by the Chief Secretary also observed two minutes’ silence to pay tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists in Mumbai recently and those who died in the terrorist attacks. Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, departmental heads and officers/employees of various departments were present on the occasion in large number.