New Delhi [India], October 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on all the Governors to become catalytic agents for change in society, while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution.

He spoke at the opening session of the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Mentioning the target of New India by 2022, the Prime Minister said 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.

He also said that youth in every state must focus on one sport and encouraged all the Governors to lead by example on the cause of Swachhata (cleanliness).

He said that Governors can also motivate banks to give loans under Mudra to tribals, Dalits and women, especially in the period between the Constitution Day on November 26, and Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Diwas on December 6.

The Prime Minister encouraged Lt. Governors of Union Territories to share the best practices being adopted by them in areas such as solar energy, DBT, and making Union Territories kerosene free. He said these achievements must be extended across all Union Territories speedily.

The conference was attended by 27 Governors and three Lt. Governors of States and Union Territories. The Administrators of the UTs of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu as well as of Lakshadweep also participated in the conference as special invitees. (ANI)

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