President Droupadi Murmu on Monday lauded the Indian Navy for successfully safeguarding the country’s maritime interests and trade routes and providing assistance to the people during times of crisis.
Droupady Murmu was addressing officers of the Indian Naval Material Management Service, Assistant Executive Engineers of Central Engineering Services (Roads) and officer trainees of the Indian Posts & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service when they called on her at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on the occasion, she told the officers of the Indian Naval Material Management Service that they would hold key responsibilities in ensuring the availability of critical supplies to naval ships, submarines and aircraft.
Addressing the officer trainees of the Indian Posts & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service, the President noted that the telecom sector has a crucial role in advancing digital connectivity for achieving rapid economic progress.
”The Digital India initiative is helping the government deliver various public services with more efficiency and transparency. However, we should continue to strive to connect the still unconnected masses, especially in the rural and remote areas,” she added.
Addressing officers of the Central Engineering Services (Roads), President Murmu said connectivity and road infrastructure was vital for the economic growth and development of a nation. In recent years, the government has taken several initiatives to build new highways and upgrade the existing ones. This would ensure faster transportation of goods and ensure better connectivity for the people as well as generate employment opportunities.
”It is the responsibility of officers of the Central Engineering Services to ensure that the infrastructure projects they undertake are energy efficient, eco-friendly and sustainable,” she said and urged the officers to innovate and implement the best engineering and technological solutions to minimise road accidents.