SME Times News Bureau | 17 Feb, 2018
President of M. Venkaiah Naidu Friday said that people must be at the
centre of governance and the Leadership must have empathy and
said this while delivering the 24th Sree Chithira Thirunal Memorial
Lecture in honour of Maharaja Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Verma,
in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Governor of Kerala, Justice P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Culture
and Law, Kerala, A.K. Balan and other dignitaries were present on the
Vice President said that a democratic government has to be ever
vigilant, ever watchful, and ever open to new trends and they need to
be responsive to the changing needs and times if they have to stay
further said that an attitude of constant reform, transformative
visionary leadership can make a difference.
Vice President called Sree Chithira Thirunal an icon of good
governance embodying the essence of ‘Indianness”.
further said that Sree Chithira Thirunal has shown the path that can
propel India to greater development trajectory, to the heights of
inclusive and sustainable development and well being.
further said that social justice and ‘inclusion’ were a part of
the genesis of Independent India and we couldn’t have had a really
‘free’ nation with a sizable ‘unfree’ population. This
concern is reflected in the Preamble of our Constitution which aims
to secure social, economic and political justice to all our citizens,