Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Governors can become catalytic agents for change in society, while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution.
Speaking at the Governors’ conference in New Delhi, Mr Modi mentioned the target of New India by 2022 and emphasized that this can be achieved only by making it a people’s movement.
He encouraged Governors to interact at length with students and teachers in this regard. Giving the example of the recent Hackathon conducted by the Union Government, where students had proposed technology solutions to several problems, he said Universities should be centres of innovation.
In the same vein, he said youth in every State must focus on one sport. He encouraged Governors to lead by example on the cause of Swachhata, or cleanliness.
He said Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary will be celebrated in 2019, is a source of inspiration, as we work towards an Open Defecation Free India.