Modi exhorts governors to be agents of social change
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday exhorted governors to become catalytic agents for change in society while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution and motivating students and teachers to contribute towards a “New India” by 2022.
Addressing a conference of governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, he said a “New India” can be achieved only by making it a people’s movement.
Mr Modi also encouraged governors to lead by example on the cause of cleanliness and 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”.
The Prime Minister also said that governors can “motivate” banks to give loans under Mudra scheme to tribals, dalits and women, especially in the period between Constitution Day on November 26 and Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Diwas on December 6.
He also encouraged them to interact at length with students and teachers, a PMO statement said.