The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the two-day Conference of Governors on June 4, 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. This is the 49th such Conference to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the second to be presided over by President Kovind.
The conference will involve discussions on important agendas including clean India mission, internal security, higher education and skill development.
It will also involve discussions on important thematic issues in various sessions.
The inaugural session, which starteds with an address by the President, saw in attendance Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Governors and Lt. Governors of all states and union territories and other senior government officials.
During the sixth and concluding session, brief presentations on the deliberations in the previous thematic sessions will be made by the convener Governors.
President Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the concluding session.
A special session on Union Territories will be held on June 5, 2018, during which the Governors/Administrators of Union Territories will discuss the status of implementation of various flagship programmes.
The first Conference of Governors was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1949.
It was presided over by C Rajagopalachari, the then Governor General of India.
The governor's conference is extra constitutional devise for securing cooperation and coordination between the states in India.