PM Modi addresses the concluding session of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference
PM Modi in his address talked about the significance of elections and stated that one nation, one election isn't just a matter of debate but this is the need for India.
Prime Minister Modi on November 26, 2020, virtually addresses the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference. The two- day conference had begun on November 25 at Kevadia in Gujarat.
All India Presiding Officers Conference was inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind. It is being attended by Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu, Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani. Lok Sabha speaker is also the Chairperson of the two-day conference.
India fighting terrorism with new policies:
PM Modi while addressing the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference remembered the Mumbai attack by Pakistani terrorists in 2008 which killed many including policemen and foreign citizens. He paid tribute to all and stated that India can't forget those wounds. He also informed that India has been fighting terrorism with new policies.
This day in 2008, terrorists from Pakistan attacked Mumbai. Many including foreign citizens, policemen died. I pay tributes to them. India can't forget those wounds. Today India is fighting terrorism with new policies. I also bow down to our security personnel fighting terror: PM pic.twitter.com/b1WKXhJZxo— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
PM Modi highlights the significance of duties:
In his address, he highlighted that India's constitution has many features but the special one is the significance of duties. PM Modi added that Gandhi Ji was very keen on it as he saw a close link between duties and rights. Gandhi Ji felt that once we perform our duties, the rights will automatically be safeguarded.
Our Constitution has many features but a special feature is importance of duties. Gandhi ji was very keen on it. He saw close link b/w rights & duties. He felt that once we perform our duties, rights will automatically be safeguarded: PM at All India Presiding Officers Conference pic.twitter.com/fyzvVsaYkS— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
Impact of elections on the development of work:
PM Modi while continuing his address talked about the roles of Presiding officers and stated that one nation, one election isn't just a matter of debate but this is the need for India. Elections are held every few months at different places and the effect it has on the development of work is known to all. The issue needs to be explored further and Presiding officers can be the guiding force for it.
One nation, one election isn't just a matter of debate, this is the need for India. Elections are held at different places every few months, the effect it has on development work is known to all. This issue needs to be studied & presiding officers can be guiding force for it: PM pic.twitter.com/rKAcrG9MKQ— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
Theme of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference:
The theme is ‘Harmonious Coordination between Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary- Key to a Vibrant Democracy.
माननीय @rashtrapatibhvn के नेतृत्व में हम #ConstitutionAt71 दिवस पर देश को संपूर्ण प्रभुत्व-सम्पन्न,समाजवादी,पंथ निरपेक्ष लोकतंत्रात्मक गणराज्य बनाए रखने व न्याय, स्वन्त्रता, समता, व्यक्ति की गरिमा, राष्ट्र की एकता व अखण्डता के मूल्यों के प्रति समर्पित रहने का संकल्प दोहराते हैं। pic.twitter.com/9lWI0Froge— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) November 26, 2020
80th All India Presiding Officers Conference: First Day Session
The conference began in 1921 and this conference in Gujarat marks its centenary year. The event on November 25 saw the discussion on constitutional amendments, reviewing of Public Interest Litigation, and other various issues during the different sessions. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha also spoke on the constitutional amendments.
Several other presiding officers from different state assemblies also had detailed deliberation on the interpretation of various laws, reconsidering the Public Interest Litigation, and various other issues.
A special exhibition to mark Constitution Day:
Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker has also inaugurated a Special Exhibition at Kevadia Tent City to mark the Constitution Day on November 26. The exhibition will depict the high democratic values through the centuries which goes back to the Rig Veda period in an extremely interesting way.
The exhibition on Constitution Day also shows how Mahajanpad, Janpad, Gan, and Mahagan had their definitive roles defined in the governance administration.
The exhibition has over 150 slide shows and the theme is ‘Constitutional and Fundamental Duties’. The exhibition will remain open at the Statue of Unity for the visitors in the upcoming days.