New Delhi: The issue of ragging in
educational institutions will top the agenda of the two-day
Governors` conference starting tomorrow to be presided by
President Pratibha Patil.
Governors being chancellors of universities, ragging
in educational institutes, its prevention and ways to punish
the guilty will be discussed during the conference which will
also see the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and
The conference will come out with ways for ensuring
ragging-free educational environment and review the efficacy
of measures taken in this direction, a Rashtrapati Bhavan
The 43rd conference of Governors will also discuss law
and order issues having inter-state dimension, with special
focus on Left wing extremism and security in border states,
crop productivity augmentation and improvement in rainfed
farming, role of Governors in the context of Fifth and Sixth
Schedules of the Constitution of India, the statement said.
This is the second such conference to be presided by Patil
in which 28 Governors and three Lt. Governors of states and
Union Territories will be attending.
The conference will also see the presence of Union
Ministers of Finance, Agriculture and Food Processing
Industries, Defence, Home Affairs, Law and Justice and
Minority Affairs, Tribal Affairs, Deputy Chairman, Planning
Commission and Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Minister of State in
the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Minister of State
in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in
the Ministry of Defence.