the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to express my views on the wasteful
expenditure on inaugural functions. Such functions have become a routine feature of our
life. Since an inaugural function is performed by a V.I.P., a lot of expenditure is
incurred on its pomp and show. Also, a lot of money is spent on the usual ceremonial
formalities like making arrangements of a well-decorated dais, gate, the costly silken
tape, the golden scissors etc.
don't approve of such ceremonies which are unnecessary and uncalled for. Many persons
leave soon after the inauguration ceremony and the eminent persons and speakers on the
subject lose interest. The expenditure on such inaugural ceremonies is a national waste
because if all the expenses incurred annually on such functions is calculated, it will run
into large sums of money. If this amount is spent on beneficial projects like the
self-employment schemes, it will help in providing employment.