New Delhi:Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar interacted with a group of Indian Information Service (IIS) probationers here on Wednesday, and asked them to be “real protectors of democracy and nationalism.”
Lauding the role of IIS officers in fighting misinformation during Covid-19 pandemic and in addressing vaccine hesitancy, Dhankhar told young officer trainees to remain ever alert and vigilant as things get viral in a split second these days.
The VP described India as the land of opportunities and investments, and highlighted the role of effective communication in further enhancing these strengths.
Describing the ‘dumping of information’ as ‘another way of invasion’, he called for bold and effective steps to neutralise it.
The VP also underlined the need to remain alert to effectively counter the doctored narratives to run down India’s growth story.
“We no longer have the luxury of delayed response,” he told the young officers.
The Indian Information Service is a Central Group ‘A’ Service whose members work as the media managers for the Government of India.
The IIS officers, in their various capacities, act as a vital communication link between the Government and the citizens of the country by way of disseminating information and communicating various Government policies and schemes to the public at large.