Governors’ conference concludes with focuses on tribal welfare, education, ease of living

The two-day conference of Governors laid emphasis on tribal welfare and issues related to water, agriculture, higher education and ease of living. The conference held at Rashtrapati Bhawan took keen interest in tribal welfare issue pointing out that policies for tribal uplift have to be tailored in accordance with the local requirements. The Conference, which concluded this evening, deliberated and identified actionable points in which Governors can play a facilitating role based on reports submitted by five groups of Governors.

In his closing remarks, President Ram Nath Kovind said, the discussions held by Governors and Lieutenant Governors proved to be a fruitful exercise. He said, the post of Governor is the most important link in the federal system and governors have a role in ensuring better coordination between centre and states.

The President also made suggestions to governors to make their respective Raj Bhavans more interactive and accessible to ordinary people and representatives of different organs of the state.

Mr Kovind said, 26th of November this year is the 70th anniversary of the Constitution and on that day a campaign will be launched to create awareness about fundamental duties among the citizens.

He expressed hope that all Raj Bhavans will celebrate Constitution Day in an effective manner and Governors will play a major role in creating awareness about fundamental duties among the people.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah also addressed the concluding session.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Centre and States must act together as team India. Addressing the concluding session of 50th Governors’ Conference at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Mr Naidu said that Governors, with their vast experience, can play an active role in shaping India’s development path. Calling the language as the repository of the culture of a region, Mr Naidu urged the Governors to actively encourage state governments to preserve and promote mother tongues and use them as a medium of instruction at least at the primary school level.