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Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray, state BJP president meet Maharashtra guv

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis met Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: Sep 10, 2014 20:00 IST

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Wednesday.

"This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis also met the governor at Raj Bhavan. This too was a 'courtesy visit'.

The governor also held his maiden interactive meeting with vice chancellors of all state universities at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.

"Universities in Maharashtra have an excellent reputation," the governor said, addressing the meeting. It is the duty of all vice chancellors to maintain the same, he added.

The Prime Minister has called for laying focus on skill development and empowerment of youth, Rao said. He asked vice chancellors to work on improving the quality of education and to focus on skill development of youth.

Referring to his own graduation from Nanded, the Governor said that being a student of Maharashtra himself, it would be his endeavour to discharge his duty as chancellor "more efficiently".

Vice chancellors briefed the governor about achievements and vision of their respective universities.

Vice chancellors of 18 state universities and pro vice chancellors of five universities were present at the meeting.

First Published: Sep 10, 2014 19:45 IST