The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the concluding session of the Conference of Governors at RashtrapatiBhavan.
The Prime Minister appreciated the various discussions and inputs shared during the Conference.
The Prime Minister called upon Governors to strengthen the “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” initiative, which promotes partnerships, cultural exchanges and people to people linkages among States. He emphasized the need to build new ways to promote harmony and integration among various States of India.
The Prime Minister urged Governors, in their capacity as Chancellors, to call upon Universities to promote excellence in various spheres of academics. He said that Indian Universities must aspire to be among the world’s best, and Governors can play a crucial role in catalysing their transformation. In this context, he mentioned the Union Government’s initiatives to promote autonomy in IIMs, and among top 10 public and top 10 private Universities.
The Prime Minister said that the Union Government is working towards promoting “ease of living” for the common man. He said that Governors, through their vast experience in public life, can motivate civic agencies and government departments to work with commitment towards this cause.
The Prime Minister also spoke of the Union Government’s ambitious health assurance scheme Ayushman Bharat.
Shri Narendra Modi said that occasions such as the seventy-fifth anniversary of freedom in 2022, and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019, can serve as inspirational milestones for achieving development goals and targets. He said the upcoming KumbhMela could also serve as an important occasion for promoting nationally relevant causes.