New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday called upon the citizens of the national capital to make the city friendly and secure for women with "deep sensitisation" within families.
"I call upon the citizens of Delhi to make this city friendly and secure for our women with deep sensitisation within our families," he said in an address on the eve of Republic Day.
Jung further urged Delhiites to get out of their homes and vote on February 7.
"We are at the cusp of welcoming a new elected government and I sincerely appeal to all the voters of Delhi to participate wholly and enthusiastically in the electoral process. This is our greatest responsibility as citizens of this country," he appealed.
Talking about the government's priorities, Jung said that providing shelter for the homeless is a top priority of the government and night shelters are taking care of the homeless.
India has made tremendous progress, but with newer challenges emerging everyday, a lot remains to be accomplished, he pointed.
"In the previous years, we have made tremendous progress and our country is now counted among the frontline nations of the world. However, a lot more remains to be accomplished. The world is changing fast, new challenges are emerging and we have to overcome these challenges and continue to grow at a faster pace," he said.
Along with keeping pace with development, Jung stressed that it is also essential to maintain greenery.
"About 20 per cent area is under green cover. Further, Delhi has nearly 20,000 parks and gardens of various sizes which help control air pollution. While keeping pace with development of the city, it is also essential to maintain and add to the green cover of the city," he said
On the occasion, Jung also extended his greetings to the members of armed forces, para military and police force.
"On this Day, sixty five years ago we the people of India gave ourselves a sovereign democratic republic to secure to all its citizens justice, liberty and equality," he said.