Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu with the Governors of the States, Lieutenant Governors, and Administrators of the Union Territories on the eve of ‘Governor’s Conference-2021’, in New Delhi. (PIB)
New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has urged the Governors of states, Lieutenant Governors (LGs), and Administrators of Union Territories to be pro-active in overseeing the implementation of central programs and mobilizing the people to enthusiastically participate in the nation-building initiatives.
Addressing the Conference of Governors and LGs here on November 11, 2021, VP 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”.
He 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 LGs should function not only as a constitutional authority but with the moral authority of an elder statesman,” VP Naidu stressed.
In the context of rising concerns over climate change and the ongoing COP-26 global meet on climate change, the Vice President urged the Governors to promote people’s movements for climate-friendly actions like tree plantation, water conservation, environment-friendly construction, waste management, etc.
Lauding Team India’s efforts in administering over 100 crore anti-Covid vaccines, he urged the Governors to ensure tracking and doing the needful to overcome vaccine hesitancy as warranted. He called for lifestyle changes for healthy living and ensuring access for all to healthcare facilities.
VP Naidu urged the Governors and LGs to ensure that governance and public life are marked by strict adherence to the philosophy and provision of the Constitution. (Press Release)