Don’t change name of Foreign Service Institute: Karan Singh to Centre

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh addresses the media as party leaders (L-R) Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and P Chidambaram look on, in New Delhi, Saturday, Aug 3, 2019. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI8_3_2019_000156B)

NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Karan Singh has raised objections to the proposed renaming of the country’s Foreign Service Institute after late Sushma Swaraj and urged the Government to reconsider the issue.

In a statement, Singh, former Sadr-e-Riyasat of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, said changing the name of the Institute was not advisable. He suggested that if the Institute’s name has to be changed at all, it should be named after the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who laid the foundation of the modern Indian foreign service.

“Our foreign service institute (FSI) is known throughout the world as it trains not only our own foreign service officers but also those from among other friendly Asian, African and Western countries,” he said. (AGENCIES)