Speaking at the opening session of the ‘Conference of Governors’ held in New Delhi on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Governors can become catalytic agents of change in society and urged them to lead by example in the cause of cleanliness, while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution.

Mentioning the target of ‘New India by 2022’, the Prime Minister emphasised that change can be achieved only by making it a people’s movement.

He encouraged Governors to interact at length with students and teachers in this regard. Giving the example of the recent Hackathon conducted by the Union Government where students had proposed technology solutions to several problems, he said Universities should be the centres of innovation.

He noted that Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary will be celebrated in 2019, is a source of inspiration in the work towards an open defecation-free India.