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President Kovind: Governors to have key role in New India dream

Kovind said in the “current paradigm of cooperative federalism”, the obligation of governors to commit themselves to the welfare of people was more pronounced.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2017 23:06 IST
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President Ram Nath Kovind greets governors during the inauguration of Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.
President Ram Nath Kovind greets governors during the inauguration of Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Governors should inspire and connect all relevant stakeholders in their respective states for the creation of a ‘New India’ that is free of corruption, poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and unhygienic conditions, President Ramnath Kovind said on Thursday.

He was addressing the 48th conference of Governors and Lieutenant Governors of states and Union Territories here. Kovind said in the “current paradigm of cooperative federalism”, the obligation of governors to commit themselves to the welfare of people was more pronounced.

“The president said that being an intrinsic part of the legislative system in their states, governors can provide a new dimension to the development of their states by communicating with legislators, and inviting them to Raj Bhavan to deliberate on subjects related to public well-being,” a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan quoted Kovind as saying.

The two-day conference, which began on Thursday, was attended by PM Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, among others. Modi said that governors can become catalytic agents for change in the society while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution.