Monday, November 02, 2009

AJIT JOGI AT THE LBSNAA, c. 1969




The Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), incubator of Union and Central services officers all across the nation and abroad, completed its 50th anniversary this year. A CD of archival photographs has been released to commemorate the occasion.

While browsing through the CD, I was pleasantly surprised to spot Papa in at least 5 of the 50 photos it contains. He was enrolled as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS)-trainee at the LBSNAA way back in 1969-70. And from what I've been told about him by his batchmates- including, most recently, His Excellency the Governor of Chhattisgarh, Mr Narasimhan- Papa was already showing symptoms of where he was headed: he made something of a record by serving three consecutive terms as President of the Academy's Mess Committee (the only elected office among trainees), topped his class in equestrian sports (horse riding, polo etc.) and shooting, and scandalized everybody by inviting the then very young- and if the photos are anything to go by, very pretty- Odissi danseuse, Ms. Sonal Mansingh, to dine at the high-table, which had thus far played host to only those above the age of 65. These photos, I believe, convey the joie de vivre of that time.

Many thanks to Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Deputy Director of LBSNAA, and Dr. Alaudin Farishta, our family doctor, for making the CD available. To download these photos, please visit my Gallery.








19 comments (टिप्पणी):

Dr Prabhat Indo said...

congrats for spotting the golden moment

Dr Vivek Sharma said...

kya bat hai mujhe nahi malum tha that boss is such a good player!!!

Sudeep Hore said...

SAHEB KI BAHUT SE KHUBIO MAI, EK KHUBI AUR JAANE KO MILI

Amit said...

Bazigaar........Ajit Jogi ji is jack of all trade

Sanjeet Tripathi said...

shandar! aaj hi jogi ji ki new wali kitab padhni shuru ki hai..interesting hai

Santosh Kumar said...

Congrats for memorial moment.

Ravi Patodi said...

That must be something, finding old snaps in places you never thought. What is Uncle's reaction?

Pradeep Solanki said...

Amit bhai C.M. ke roop me jogi ji ke jabardast fan hai, unki pictures dekh kar maja aa gaya. bakai bo real hero hai.

Ashish Agrawal said...

when i read orkut profile of jogi gi specially professional details, i feel he is the most deserving candidate for the c.m. our should aware of it. i just say wow when i read that. wow...and the photo's are awesome.

Ashish Wesley said...

This is amazing collection of your papa and respected Jogi ji. My sisiter was in LBSA when I visited her in 1993. its a lifetime experience to be there. How is He doing....???

kindly convey my regards to him.

mehul said...

महफ़िल लगी है दिलवालों की, कोई लुटता है तो कोई लुटता है....जय जोगी

Ravi Bhaskaran said...

Is he...... my goodness he resembles the hollywood cowboy of 70's.

Neal said...

it is all pictures r amazing...and unforgatable..

Shailesh Verma said...

The Great Warrior....Always....Amit I have also one pic.of Jogi sahab when he was lecturer in GEC Raipur i'm searching for it n definitly send it to u

Saurabh Singh, MLA said...

great to watch history in referance to a extraordinary person

Kitchen Sinks said...

Wow.really a nice post..thanks for sharing this picture. Unforgettable India Hero

greatchandeliers.com said...

I like the person very much.... because i have heard so many thing a bout him..but after reading this blog seriously i like him very much more.

Heera Motwani said...

SHRI AJIT JOGI KA JIWAN KHULI KITAB HAI . YE SHWETSHYAM PHOTO JIWAN KE RANGO KA INDRA DHANUSH HAI UNKE SWASTH JIWAN KI KAMNA KARTA HU

Sanjay Joseph said...

Hi Amit , i am a die Hard fan of shri ajit jogi - heard stories of him as a child his excellence as a Beaurcrat, his help to christain organisations,His accident during the campaign trail has been a tragedy for his followers but more then that to 2% christians thrughout india. He has been a true role model for every christian&underprivleaged who lives in india - his recovery has been a very heart warming news - i was in kearla and i know he comes there for his session with the doctor - may lord heal him as early as possible , we have great expectations from u - u wud be a very succesfull political succesor of shri jogi- u have talent and u inherit the leagacy of the tallest leader in history of chattisgarh - i live in usa - if u ever come to states we wud love to see u interact with u - and either ways our prayers and gud wishes are always with u- may lord be with u always --
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and don't lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge him, and he shall direct your way. [Proverbs 3:5, 6]”

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