The two-day Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors commenced today at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the inaugural address of President Ram Nath Kovind. This is the 49th such Conference held in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the second Conference presided over by President Kovind.
Addressing the conference President kovind said that Central focus of this year’s Conference has been to sensitize about programmes being implemented for the benefit of fellow citizens to hold an in depth discussion on these programmes.
The President added that government of India has decided to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi over a 24-month period commencing October 2, 2018. This Conference has an entire session dedicated to discussing the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
President also asked governors to provide the necessary impetus and inspiration to universities. 69% of all universities in the country come under the purview of state governments. About 94% of students enrolled for higher education study in these universities.He added that 115 Aspirational Districts, across various states, have committed themselves to speedy development.