Govt ends tradition of bouquets, vote of thanks

JNS: In accordance with Chief Minister Raghubar Das’ instructions Chief Secretary Dr DK Tiwari on Thursday abolished the tradition of handing over bouquets and delivering the vote of thanks in all programmes of the government and State ceremonies. The CS instructed that rather than following the tradition of welcoming guests with mementoes and flower bouquets, they will be welcomed with the welcome speech. If at all it is very important, a guest can be welcomed by a single flower rather than a bouquet, he added.  The CS said that for welcoming guests with a bouquet, permission from the government needs to be taken beforehand.

Dr Tiwari further instructed that the very important programmes should go on according to the minute to minute schedule only. At the end of the programme the announcer can formally end the event rather than a vote of thanks by someone.

The CS made it clear that the decisions have been taken to ensure that various government programmes organised on a regular basis end according to the schedule. He also instructed all senior officials of the State government, Secretaries, DCs, Heads of departments to follow the instructions strictly.

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