A two-day All India Presiding Officers’ Conference will begin at the Statue of unity in Kevadia Gujarat from today. The theme of this year’s conference is Harmonious Coordination of Legislative, Executive and Judiciary – Key to a Vibrant Democracy.
The Conference will be inaugurated by the President Ram Nath Kovind this morning. Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu will be present on this occasion. Lok Sabha speaker and Chairperson of the Conference Shri Om Birla will grace the two day conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the valedictory session of the conference on 26th to mark the celebration of the constitution day. Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other dignitaries will also attend the conference. AIR correspondent reports that the Presiding Officers of all State Legislative Assemblies and legislative councils have been invited to the conference. 27 presiding officers have already confirmed their participation. Secretaries of State Legislatures and other senior officials are also expected to participate in the conference.
All Presiding Officers and Secretaries of Legislatures shall take a pledge to make legislatures more accountable, while strengthening and empowering them according to constitutional values.The Conference will conclude with the adoption of a Declaration.
The highlight of the conference is that the President of India is attending a public event for the first time this year. During the Conference, an exhibition on the Constitution and Fundamental Duties is also being organised.
This year is also being celebrated as the centenary year of the Presiding Officers Conference. The All India Presiding Officers Conference began in 1921. Through the years, this Conference has proven to be a platform for sharing new experiences, ideas and thoughts for strengthening the democratic process.
During this Conference, the Presiding Officers of the Legislatures shall discuss the need for better cooperation and coordination between the three pillars of the democracy in order to strengthen the Indian democracy and to make it more effective. The conference will also discuss the ways to ensure effective constitutional accountability of the legislature and the executive to the people. The Conference will also discuss issues related to the working of the Legislatures in a disciplined and orderly fashion.
The two day Conference will conclude on 26 November on the occasion of Constitution Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session. All delegates at the Conference will also recite the Preamble to the constitution of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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