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New Delhi : Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on October 13, 2017, asked the Governors to avoid controversies by adhering to the provision of Constitution and also to promote simple living habits through regular interaction with the people. He was addressing the 48th Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

The Vice President said that the Governors have an important role in this national mission ‘The Constitution of India’ enjoin the Governors to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law” and also to devote themselves “to the service and well being of the people”.  He said,” We are not parallel power centres and democratically elected governments are supreme. We are representatives of centre and constitution,” he added, according to a PIB release.

The Vice President said,” We must ensure that our vision becomes a shared vision and that this agenda becomes a people’s agenda. We need to reform governance and create a new paradigm of results based management.”

Naidu said that the Governors should take on the role of a guide, philosopher and mentor and they should act as ‘catalysts’ and ‘facilitators’ of this change process. He further said that they can be the ‘motivators’ and ‘mentors’ to bring in positive change in the mindset of the population. They can be thought leaders to give a fresh impetus to better delivery of services, he added. No Raj Bhawan should be in news for the wrong reasons, he said.

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