President addresses governors at the 48th Governors conference

Arunachal Governor raises issues of the state

DELHI, Oct 12: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind opened the 48th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
In his opening address, the President said that by participating in this conference, Governors and Lt. Governors get a good opportunity to discuss important issues and share experiences from their respective states. He stated that Governors play the role of a bridge between the Union Government and States. The obligation of Governors to preserve and uphold the Constitution and commit themselves to the service and welfare of the people is even more pronounced in the current paradigm of Co-operative Federalism, the President said.
The two-day Conference will deliberate on distinct agenda items in different sessions. The theme of the opening session was ‘New India-2022’.
The first session of the Conference was addressed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. There was also a presentation by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, on the elements of ‘New India 2022’.
Participating in the discussion on Public Services for ‘New India 2022’ in the first session and also in the second session on ‘Higher Education, Skill Development and Employable’, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra highlighted the challenges of the state in different sectors.
The Governor also provided suggestions in addressing the issues of higher education, skill development and employable such as making the curriculum dynamic, more interactions between business houses and educational institution and involvement alumni of educational institutions and special focus on women empowerment and rural youth.
He raised various issues including healthcare, infrastructure – road, railway and air, mobile and internet connectivity and various other sectors.