From Our Special Correspondent
Daijworld Media Network - Bangalore
Bangalore, Jul 4: Karnataka’s Home Minister K J George has called upon Christian youth to come forward and take up challenging jobs in the IAS and IPS Central Services by making use of the career advancement facilities provided to them.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) – Coaching for Civil Service Exams at Karnataka Regional Organisation for Social Service (KROSS), Bangalore.
''Every citizen has equal opportunities to grow and prosper in our democracy,” he said urging the Christian youth to come forward to work as Value Based Leaders in polity and administrative services.
Archbishop of Bangalore Dr Bernard Moras, who presided over the programme, said when the administration had the privilege of having good and upright people, nepotism and corruption could be curtailed.
KROSS, which is involving itself in rural developmental activities in Karnataka for the last 30 years, always believes in sharing knowledge and capacity building as the best methodology of community empowerment, the Archbishop said.
He called upon KROSS to come out with informative booklets, brochures and manuals for the benefit of the poor and marginalised section of the society.
A new library block was inaugurated by the Home Minister which was blessed and dedicated to the people by the Archbishop.
A book, ''Tili-Kali”compendium of various Government scholarships, schemes, programmes and selection of appropriate career options was released on this occasion.
Former DGPs of Karnataka State Francis T R Colaco, Brian M P Albuquerque, former Anglo-Indian MLA Ivan Negli, Frs Faustine Lobo, Lourdu Swamy, Dr Genevive, Herald Pereira, Ronald Cardoza, Mari Joseph and dignitaries attended the programme.
Fr Peter Brank, KROSS Director, welcomed the gathering. Chris L Bernard presented a brief report on the works undertaking by KROSS. Sr Nancy Lobo proposed the vote of thanks.