President of India to preside over two-day Conference of Governors

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors on February 9 and 10, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. This is the 47th such Conference to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the fourth Conference to be presided over by President Mukherjee.

23 Governors and 2 Lt. Governors of the States and Union Territories will attend the Conference. The Vice President; Prime Minister; Union Ministers of Home Affairs, External Affairs, Finance, Urban Development, Defence, Human Resource Development; Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Minister of State (I/C) of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Minister of State (I/C) of Development of North Eastern Region, Minister of State (I/C) of Commerce and Industry; Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and National Security Advisor will also participate.

The Conference will deliberate on the following agenda items:

1. Security- Internal and External with special focus on terrorism and insurgency activities;

2. Creating jobs for youths: special focus on skill development for school dropouts;

3. Implementation of flagship programmes of the Government like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Housing for all by 2022 and Smart Cities; 4. Improving quality of Higher Education;

5. Giving impetus to “Make in India” programme and employability

6. Act East Policy and development of North Eastern Region.

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