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Fellow-Workers and Friends

"Fellow-Workers and Friends!" SOMETHING unprecedented, unique almost, happened in Calcutta on Saturday (March 18) when the new Government (17-day-old, as the newspapers pointed out) addressed a meeting of its employees on the lawn of the Assembly House. The meeting had been convened by the Chief Secretary, I C S and no less. Gazetted officers, it was said, "may also join". Many did, after adequate precautions had been taken. As significant as the Cabinet's readiness to meet Government employees was the evident enthusiasm of the large audience present. There was an unmistakable feeling of oneness with the new Government, for which there has been no tangible basis yet except the decision to reinstate certain employees suspended by the ancient regime. It may also be significant that the local Press is counting the age of the present Government not even in terms of a hundred days, which has been made fashionable in America, ccuntup, as the Americans might

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