NEW DELHI: Vinai Kumar Saxena (64), who was sworn in as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi on Thursday, said he will work as the city’s ‘local guardian’ rather than as the ‘Lieutenant Governor’ and will be seen more on streets working with locals and less at his office.
Saxena, the former chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi at Raj Niwas, Civil Lines.
“Today, I took oath as the L-G of Delhi and I want to tell every resident that I will work as their local guardian… Delhi has some inherent problems and pollution is at the top – be it water, air or noise pollution. We will work together with the Centre, state and local public to address these issues.”
The L-G also recited a poem on communal harmony: “Aapas mai lade saath mai khoon bhi bhaye, jo kuch bhi hua hai use achcha hai bhula do, Hindu hai na Muslim hai na Sikh Isayi Shada hai vatan par duniya ko dikha do. Aapas mai laden khoon bhi bahaya hai bahut par jo kuch bhi hua hai yahan hai par achcha hai bhula do. Mil jhul ke yahan par bhala kya nahi ho sakta bakhoobi, Awaaz mai har shakshi ki awaaz mai”
“I have seen in Delhi for some time that there have been many riots. And I want to tell everyone that we should work together as brothers… This is what I hope… I will try to work together with everyone to make Delhi into a beautiful city – a city of joy and flowers,” added Saxena.
Speaking to the media, he said he will also work in the unorganized sector and provide training to unskilled laborers of the state.
“A major part of Delhi’s working sector is unorganised with labourers coming from very poor financial backgrounds… and involved in work like construction, plumbing, carpentry etc… To help and empower these workers, we will plan on providing them with training, equipment and tools.
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