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Legislators commit themselves to encourage citizens in governance issues

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Legislators from across the country today committed themselves to encourage citizens to participate in governance issues so that no region or section of society was left behind in development.

Participating in the two-day National Legislators Conference, which concluded today, the legislators adopted a resolution committing themselves to the task of nation-building, and to proactively monito the development programmes, their delivery mechanisms and utilization of resources. Organised on the theme “We for Development” at the initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Delivering the valedictory address, Vice-President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu said the legislature was the central pillar of democratic governance. “It is the voice of the people and articulates their hopes, aspirations and dreams through laws that govern their lives,” he said.

The legislatures, Mr Naidu said, were mandated with the task of catalyzing nation-building by propelling socio-economic transformation. Highlighting the role of the legislators in the promotion of public good, the VP  said the legislators performed a seminal role as a critical link between the people and the government by making the Government aware of the problems faced by the people.