Dr Mishra to attend 49th Conference of Governors & Lt Governors

Dr Mishra to attend 49th Conference of Governors & Lt Governors

ITANAGAR, Jun 3: Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra will be attending the 49th Conference of Governors and Lt Governors on 4th and 5th June next at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The conference will be preceded by an informal session of Governors on 3rd June.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will preside over the conference, the second such conference after assuming his office.

The two-day conference has on its agenda many important thematic issues for discussion, which will commence with the inaugural address by the President of India, followed by presentations on Government of India flagship programmes by the Vice Chairman and the CEO of Niti Aayog and briefing by National Security Advisor on internal security and national security. The high light of this session will be the address by the Prime Minister.

In third session, presentations will be made by the Secretary, Higher Education and the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on higher education in state universities and skill development for employability.

In the fourth session, Governors/Lt. Governors will discuss steps taken on the report ‘Rajyapal – Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’.

On June 5 in the fifth session of the conference, Governors will discuss modalities for the commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which will include presentations on Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Swachhata Internship.

Presentations on the deliberations in the previous thematic sessions will be made by the convenor Governors. The Conference will culminate with the concluding address by the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the External Affairs Minister.

The Governor’s Conference, in Independent India, started in 1949 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was first presided over by C Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of India, according to an official press note.

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