Governors can work as catalytic agents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, urging them to think about some form of legacy which they would leave behind as contribution to their respective states.
Addressing the concluding session of the 47th Governors Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Modi said governors occupy a unique high position owing to their vast years of experience and the prestigious nature of their post.
"He said they can hence work as catalytic agents in the states, speeding up and improving processes without themselves becoming a part of them, " a PMO release said.
Modi said the spirit of cooperative federalism must also extend to cooperative, competitive federalism with healthy competition for development among states.
He said cooperative federalism must be implemented in letter and spirit and the central government and states must work together as "Team India".
"The prime minister urged all governors to think about some form of legacy which they would leave behind at the end of their terms, as their contribution to the states, " the release said.
Modi said India was the only major economy across the world which is moving ahead strongly despite the global economic crisis.
He said that with the world taking note of India, it was not a mute spectator to global developments and has played a key role in recent global fora such as the climate change conference and the World Trade Organisation.