The Agartala branch of the State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has introduced an ‘assembly session’ (prayer) from Monday where all its staff, including the high-ranking officers, sing the national anthem before starting work.
The Rationale Behind the Move
Though BSNL’s training centres in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh have been singing the national anthem for nearly a decade now, the office in Agartala is the first to introduce this system in the State, said Tripura BSNL’s chief accounts officer Ashim Bhattacharya.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the managing committee a few days ago. ‘We found that the corporate sectors follow this system. As per decision, all the employees of the office would meet daily at the conference room to attend the prayer session,’ said Bhattacharya.
‘Primarily, we began with the national anthem and we may include another prayer song ‘Itna Shakti Hame Dena Data’. We expect it would make work culture better and increase understanding among all sections of employees,’ the official said.