Viswabhushan orders end to colonial culture


  • No more ceremonial red carpet welcomes
  • Governor calls for gifting of saplings

Vijayawada: Governor Viswabhushan Harichandan has decided to put an end to the Red Carpet culture. He wants to do away with wasteful colonial practices and has expressed a desire that during his visits to districts, the practice of rolling out the red carpet on his arrival and during his presence in other official programmes should be done away with immediate effect.

In a communication to the District Collectors, the Secretary to Governor Mukesh Kumar Meena has directed them to convene Governor’s programmes in a simple manner.

The programmes should necessarily start with plantations, he suggested and added that wherever feasible a blood donation programme may be kept in coordination with the Indian Red Cross Society to spread an important social message to the public.

In place of bouquets, people should be encouraged to present a plant as a mark of greeting and those plants will be handed over to District Collectors for usage.

The Governor’s programme to be arranged on the eve of Republic Day also will be in a simple manner and the Governor’s suggestions will be implemented from that day itself, according to officials. The message suggesting to give up the colonial practices from the office of the First Citizen of the State is receiving appreciations from all corners of the State.

Patri Vasudevan

Patri Vasudevan, is a senior journalist, worked with both visual and print media. He has 22 years’ experience in journalism. He has expertise in war zone reporting. Covered LTTE stories in Sri Lanka, and Nandigram & Lalgarh are best assignments, during his stint with TV9 and Sakshi TV at New Delhi. Vasudevan also served Deccan Chronicle, and filed good number of political investigative stories. As an RTI activist, Vasudevan could able to elicit frauds in the banking sector, and wrote number of interesting stories on as to how parking funds are misused.

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