SME Times News Bureau | 11 Nov, 2021
President M.Venkaiah Naidu has
urged the Governors and Lt.Governors of States and Union Territories to
be pro-active in overseeing the implementation of central programs and
mobilizing the people to enthusiastically participate in the nation
While addressing the Conference of Governors and
Lt.Governors in New Delhi today, Shri Naidu urged them to ‘monitor and
guide the wide range of initiatives launched by the Central Government
inspired by the philosophy of Sab Ka Sath -Sab Ka Prayas for the
progress of the nation with effective public participation”.
Naidu shared his thoughts and concerns with the participants on a
range of issues including environmental protection, promotion of
entrepreneurship among farmers, healthcare for all, promotion of
Constitutional values and ethics in public life.
Referring to the vast
experience of Governors in public life, the Vice President stressed that
they have an important role in shaping policies and their execution,
ensuring effective utilization of scarce resources and ensuring probity
and ethics in public life.
“Governors and Lt. Governors should
function not only as constitutional authority but with the moral
authority of an elder statesman” Naidu stressed.
In the context of rising concerns over climate Change and the ongoing
COP-26 global meet on climate change, Naidu urged the Governors to
promote people’s movements for climate friendly actions like tree
plantation, water conservation, environment friendly construction, waste
Lauding Team India’s efforts in administering over 100
crore anti-Covid vaccines, the Vice President urged the Governors to
ensure tracking and doing the needful to overcome vaccine hesitancy as
He called for lifestyle changes for healthy living and
ensuring access for all to healthcare facilities.
Naidu urged the Governors and Lt. Governors to ensure that
governance and public life is marked by strict adherence to the
philosophy and provision of the Constitution.