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Redeeming 'rude' Delhiites: Shiela Dikshit wants pvt sector to chip in

delhi Updated: Mar 18, 2010 15:14 IST
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After appealing Delhiites to change their mannerisms, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on Thursday asked private sector to chip in and cooperate with government to effect a change in behaviour patterns of citizens before the Commonwealth Games.

"I can see a lot of changes in mannerism, but it is not enough. If the private sector becomes an active partner, we can bring out a package on how to change behaviour of the citizens," she said at the Delhi Tourism Conclave in New Delhi.

"When we go to France, US or Australia, we remember the mannerism of people there... (Similarly) Delhi should be a truly civilised city...The culture of politeness, sharing and caring for each other... how we address our guests and how we look after the public transport..," Dikshit said.

She asked private sector to contribute in effecting the change by measures like issuing ads, organising meeting and training at school level among others. "You are welcome to be partners (in the campaign) as many of you have joined in the green projects."

"People listens to appeals and initiates of the private sector. The govt is already doing its part but people often dismiss it as 'Woh to sarkari baat hai' (it is government's work)," Dikshit said.

Noting that Delhi boosts of a rich heritage and history, she said the Games provide a "great opportunity for us to do it together (so that) the city can be called a dream city".

"It is not enough for government to announce projects. Unless the citizens actually participate both in decision-making and implementation, we have done only quarter of the job," she said.