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The first day of the 48th Conference of Governors and Lt Governors of India concluded Thursday at at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
It included presentations and a discussion on the themes of ‘Higher Education in States’ and ‘Skill Development and Entrepreneurship – Making Youth Employable’.
The Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash Javadekar, and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, made presentations covering the vision and roadmap for addressing the issues on the agenda. Governors also gave their feedback and views, and cited experiences from their States.
The Indian Government claims it has developed a vision for ‘New India-2022’ that will require initiatives in education and skill building, enhancing educational, health and sanitation capacities of citizens, and upgrading infrastructure.
Twenty-seven Governors and three Lt. Governors of States and Union Territories are participating in the Conference. The Vice-President, the Prime Minister, Minister for Home Affairs and other Union Ministers also participated in the Conference.
Earlier in the day, in his opening remarks at the Conference, President Ram Nath Kovind said that it is essential to link youth with the process of nation building. He added that special attention needs to be paid to higher education and skill development at the level of States.
Addressing the participants, the President emphasised the need to trust citizens. He gave the examples of self-attestation of documents by individuals and the easier mechanism for obtaining a passport that is in place now, urging States to take forward this philosophy of trusting the citizens.
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