Chiranjiv Singh IAS (Retd.)
Chiranjiv Singh, former Ambassador of India to UNESCO in Paris, joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1969. He retired in 2005 as Development Commissioner of Karnataka and Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka.
During his career he held various positions in the central and state governments, some of which are: Principal Secretary, Finance Dept.; Principal Secretary, Agriculture; Secretary, Culture and Tourism Depts.; Director General, Administrative Training Institute, Mysore; Divisional Commissioner of Belgaum and Mysore Divisions; Director, Mines and Geology; Director, Information, Culture, and Tourism, Govt. of Karnataka; Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, Food and Civil Supplies and Rural Development, Govt. of India; Chairman of Naval and Air Force Standing Establishment Committees in the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India; Additional Director General of Tourism, Govt. of India; Chief Executive of the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Institutes.
Was also on the governing bodies of the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, as representative of the Govt. of Karnataka . He was CMD of Mysore Lac and Paints; He was Chairman of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, and also of Jungle Lodges and Resorts. Was Chairman of Mysore Urban Development Authority and also Administrator, Mysore City Corporation.
Since his retirement he is associated with numerous non-governmental organizations working in the fields of rural development, environment and culture. For his services rendered to the state he was awarded the “Rajyothsava Award” in 2005 by the Government of Karnataka. At Present he is President of the Alliance Française, Bangalore.
Chiranjiv Singh IAS (Retd.)
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MG Chandrakanth said:
Recently you wrote on Shri Bhadragiri Achuta Dasaru who was a great Harikatha vidwan in Karnataka. I am deeply moved by your tributes to Shri Bhadragiri Achyutha Dasaru. In my school days, I have not missed his Harikathas in Ramamandira Rajajinagara. I remember he gave discourse on Mahabharatha for 108 days in the same venue Every day he used to make us emotional, and we have even wept with him during Droupadi vastrapaharana and other sensitive moments. I appreciate your views on Bhadragiri Achuthadasaru. He did not receive the awards / distinctions he deserved. But I am sure god has given him sadgathi. I am also sure he is in the minds of all those who participated in his harikathas, running to millions all over Karnataka.
from MG Chandrakanth
I want phone number,i am directly contact with sir way because Kannada thinks very good
Gurvinder K. said:
You have written a lot about Sikhi. I am curious to know if you are also Amritdhari Sikh. Pls. Advise.