Indian International Service Day Picture: Dr S Jaishankar greets his “Staff MEA”

On Indian International Service Day or IFS Day, Exterior Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar took to Twitter and greeted his “Staff MEA”. “On IFS Day, lengthen my greatest needs to Staff MEA. We’ve all the time risen to the event; present challenges name on us to do much more. Your dedication and diligence is very appreciated within the COVID occasions. Our adapting to digital diplomacy has additionally been commendable,” Dr Jaishankar wrote. He additionally posted a collage of pictures exhibiting how his staff of officers in India and overseas has been on high of the state of affairs within the time of coronavirus. 

Dr Jaishankar additionally stated, “We should stay targeted on enhancing world understanding of India and its pursuits.”    

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished diplomats on IFS Day. “On IFS day, greetings to all #IndianForeignService officers. Their work in the direction of #ServingTheNation, furthering nationwide pursuits globally are commendable. Their efforts throughout Vande Bharat Mission and different COVID associated assist to our residents and different nations is noteworthy,” PM Modi wrote on the microblogging website.   

Indian International Service and its workplaces internationally have been posting messages on IFS Day.    

Indian International Service Day: Historical past

The historical past of the IFS Day goes again to the British period when the international division was created to conduct enterprise with the “International European Powers”, in keeping with the Ministry of Exterior Affairs. “On September 13, 1783, the Board of Administrators of the East India Firm handed a decision at Fort William, Calcutta (now Kolkata), to create a division, which might assist ‘relieve the strain’ on the Warren Hastings administration in conducting its ‘secret and political enterprise’. Subsequently referred to as the Indian International Division, it went forward with the enlargement of diplomatic illustration, wherever vital, to guard British pursuits”, the MEA says on its web site.

Months earlier than India’s independence, in September 1946, the Indian International Service was created “for India’s diplomatic, consular and industrial illustration abroad.” 

Pleased International Service Day!