Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena takes over as new Lt. Governor of Delhi
Thursday, May 26, 2022
• Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena takes over as new Lt. Governor of Delhi
• LG thanks Hon'ble President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah for entrusting him with the responsibility of the Lieutenant Governor and said he would do his best to fulfil this responsibility.
• “I Will Be the Local Guardian (L-G) For Every Delhi Citizen”: LG
Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena took over as the 22nd Lt. Governor of Delhi at Raj Niwas today. The Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Hon’ble Justice Vipin Sanghi administered the oath of office to him.
Also present on the occasion were Hon’ble Union Minister, Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma & Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues, Hon’ble MP, Manoj Tiwari, Hon’ble MP, Parvesh Sahib Singh, Leader of Opposition, Sh. Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Hon’ble Judges of Delhi High Court, Chief Secretary and other Senior Officers of the Delhi Government.
Speaking to the Media on the occasion, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said he would work as the “Local Guardian (L-G)” for every citizen of Delhi rather than the “Lieutenant Governor”. He thanked Hon'ble President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah for entrusting him with the responsibility of the Lieutenant Governor and said he would do his best to fulfil this responsibility.
“Having taken the oath, I want to tell every citizen of Delhi that I will not be their ‘Lieutenant Governor’; instead, I will be their ‘Local Guardian’. I will always be on the streets of Delhi to work for betterment of the city,” the L-G said.
“Delhi is home to millions of people from the weaker sections. Even the poorest of the poor, particularly those working in the unorganized sectors like potters, cobblers, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, street vendors and construction workers, live in this city. Unfortunately, these people were disconnected from the mainstream of society and were forced to live in misery. We will bring new schemes to empower these classes and bring them back to the mainstream,” Shri Saxena said.
The LG referred to the recent protests and violent clashes in the city and urged the people to live with peace and harmony.
आपस में लड़े, खून भी बहाया है बहुत पर,
जो कुछ भी हुआ है, उसे अच्छा है भूला दो।
हिन्दू हैं न मुस्लिम, न सिख, न ईसाई,
शैदाँ हैं हम वतन पर,दुनिया को दिखा दो।
मिलजुल के भला क्या हो नहीं सकता बखूबी,
आवाज में हर शख्स की आवाज मिला दो।
“It is a harsh reality that Delhi is considered one of the most polluted cities of the world. Also, the city faces a major problem of traffic jam. With the support of Delhi Government, the Central Government and with the cooperation of each one of you, we will work to get rid of traffic jams and make Delhi free of all pollution, be it air pollution, water pollution or noise pollution. With the mantra of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas” we will make Delhi the City of Joy and the City of Flowers,” the L-G said.