Two-day Governors Conference begins from today

President Ram Nath Kovind, will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors today and tomorrow, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

This will be the 49th such Conference to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the second Conference to be presided over by President Kovind.

The first Conference of Governors was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1949. It was presided over by C. Rajagopalachari, then the Governor General of India.

The two-day 2018 Conference will discuss important thematic issues in various sessions.

Today, the Conference will commence with the inaugural address by the President.

The second session will see briefings and presentations on flagship programmes of the Government of India and on internal security.

During this session, presentations will be made by the Vice Chairman and the CEO of NITI Aayog as well as by the National Security Advisor.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also address the gathering.

The third session will cover the theme of higher education in state universities and skill development for employability. The Governor of Gujarat will be the convenor of this session.

During this session, presentations will be made by the Secretary, Higher Education and the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.