New Delhi; 4 August, 2022: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla today inaugurated Appreciation Course in Parliamentary Practices and Procedures for Officer Trainees of Indian Foreign Service and Royal Bhutan Foreign Service.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Birla said that today's global situation is extremely challenging. Therefore, today, maintaining global and regional peace is the biggest challenge for our prosperity and economic development. In such a situation, we have a special responsibility to make all possible efforts to protect the national interest.
Speaking about the responsibilities of diplomats, Shri Birla said that diplomats should always put national interest above everything. They should work on the principle of 'Nation First'. Diplomats should take note of what is the policy of our country for other countries, what is the strategy, etc., Shri Birla emphasized. He further observed that diplomats should understand the worth of language, Indian movies and other attributes of Indian culture in pursuit of goals of foreign policy.
Referring to India's growing power across the world, Shri Birla said that the world trusts us because India has always given the world the message of peace, non-violence and co-existence. The objective of establishing international peace and security has also been laid in the Directive Principles of Policy of our Constitution. The principle of maintaining just and respectful relations with other nations is our constitutional principle. The world trusts us because we have earned this trust by helping the countries of the world in difficult times. India is emerging as a major power in the world today. Our soft power has a big role in this efforts, Shri Birla observed.