Dehradun Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today cautioned IAS officers against being arrogant irrespective of the highs they might achieve in their careers.
The Union minister cited the example of ‘Ravan’ — whose towering effigies will be burnt all over the country tomorrow to celebrate Vijayadashmi — said the demon king was destroyed by his arrogance despite being affluent in every other sense.
“If you study the character of Ravan, you will find that he had wealth, erudition, and power. He had even conquered death. Still he was vanquished in the end,” said Singh.
“Why? Because of his arrogance,” he said.
Singh is currently on a four-day visit to the state.
He is likely to celebrate Dusshehra tomorrow with the jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
He is also likely to tour areas bordering China, including some border outposts