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Success! The District Magistrate was so busy with Covid-related preparations in our district that we had to wait for 4 hours. The last hour we sat in the background of a meeting he had with all the Medical Officers In Charge and the Sub Divisional Magistrates. Every pre-conception I had about government officers and offices was turned on it's head today. His staff and he himself were focused, professional, and wasted not a single minute the entire time we were with them. He listened to us, read our application attentively, gave immediate instructions, approved a permission letter that will help us arrange transport for our dogs, and offered us tea and refreshments even though he was drowning in work. The offices were neat, functional, technologically updated, and most amazingly populated with sterilised, well-fed dogs! I regret not clicking some pictures, but we couldn't stop playing with the cuties long enough for that. All in all, a productive and eye-opening day. Now, fingers crossed for the real work to begin. 🐶🤞🐶🤞🐶🤞🐶🤞 #dog #dogs #almora #dmalmora #districtmagistrate #ias #civilservices #civilservice #pcs #government #respect #responsibility #uttarakhand #kumaoun #himalayas #devbhoomi #hills #ranikhet

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