Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the opening session of the 49th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan. He spoke at length about how Governors could leverage their experience in different walks of life, so that people derive maximum benefit of various central development schemes and initiatives.
Prime Minister said the institution of Governor has a pivotal role to play within the federal structure and Constitutional framework of our country. Prime Minister said Governors of States with significant tribal population can help in ensuring the development of these communities via Government initiatives targetted towards them.
PM Modi said that International Yoga Day on June 21st can be utilized as an opportunity to generate greater awareness about Yoga among the youth. Similarly, he emphasized that Universities can also become the focal point of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Prime Minister said that during the recent Gram Swaraj Abhiyan from 14th April, seven key schemes of the Government were implemented fully in over 16000 villages.
He said that these villages have been freed from seven problems through Jan Bhagidaari. Gram Swaraj Abhiyan is now being extended to 65000 more villages, with a target date of 15th August.