The conference will be preceded by an informal session of Governors on June 3. President Ram Nath Kovind will preside over the conference, which is the second such conference he is attending after assuming the office.
The Governor’s conference in Independent India was first held in 1949 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was first presided over by C. Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of India.
This year’s Governors’ conference has on its agenda many important thematic issues for discussion. The conference will commence with the inaugural address by the President followed by presentations on Government of India flagship programmes by the vice chairman and the CEO of Niti Aayog and briefing by National Security Advisor (NSA) on internal security and national security. The highlight of this session will be the address by the Prime Minister.
In the third session, presentations will be made by the secretary, Higher Education and the secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on higher education in State universities and skill development for employability.
In the fourth session, Governors/Lt. Governors will discuss steps taken on the report ‘Rajyapal – Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’.
On June 5, in the fifth session of the conference, the Governors will discuss modalities for the commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which will include presentations on Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Swachhata Internship.
Presentations on the deliberations in the previous thematic sessions will be made by the convenor Governors. The conference will culminate with the concluding address by the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the External Affairs Minister.