Will work as Local City Guardian: New Delhi LG Vinai Kumar Saxena
Vinai Kumar Saxena (64), who was sworn in as Delhi’s 22nd Lieutenant Governor (LG) on Thursday, said he would work as the city’s ‘local guardian’ rather than ‘Lieutenant -governor” and that he would be seen more in the streets. working with the locals and less at his desk.
Saxena, the former chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), was sworn in by Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Vipin Sanghi to Raj Niwas, Civil Lines.
“Today I have been sworn in as the LG of Delhi and want to tell all residents that I will be working as a Local Guardian…Delhi has inherent problems and pollution is at the top – be it water, air, or noise pollution.We will work with the Center, the State, and the local public to address these issues.
The LG 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 by jo kuch bhi hua hai yahan hai by achcha hai bhula do. Mil jhul ke yahan by bhala kya nahi ho sakta bakhoobi, Awaaz mai har shakshi ki awaaz mai.
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“I saw in Delhi for a while there was a lot of rioting. And I want to tell everyone that we should work together like brothers… That’s what I hope… I will try to work with everyone to make Delhi a beautiful city – a city of joy and flowers,” Saxena added.
Speaking to the media, he said he would also work on the unorganized sector and provide training for unskilled workers. “Much of Delhi’s labor sector is unorganized with laborers coming from very poor financial backgrounds…and involved in jobs like construction, plumbing, carpentry, etc…To help and empower these workers, we plan to provide them with training, equipment and tools.
“Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas” will be our motivation and with this mantra we will work for the development of Delhi. »
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal; Delhi Cabinet Ministers Satyendar Jain and Imran Hussain; Manoj Tiwari, BJP MP for North East Delhi, Pravesh Verma, MP for West Delhi, and Meenakshi Lekhi, MP for New Delhi and Minister of State for External Affairs; Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh along with senior officials and officials. Fashion designer Ritu Behri, who was a KVIC advisor, was also present.
Kejriwal said, “I assure you that the Delhi government will give full support to the new LG. We have done several good development works with his predecessor, Anil Baijal, and hope to continue the same with Saxena ji. We’re waiting impatiently.”
Saxena graduated from Kanpur University. According to his profile on the KVIC website, he also has a pilot’s license and is a “philanthropist in vision and a corporate scientist in action.”
He worked with JK Group as Deputy Director for 11 years and was promoted to General Manager to look after the proposed port project in Gujarat.
He was appointed Chairman of KVIC in October 2015. Over the past seven years, he has worked on projects and products such as ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’, ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment’, Khadi Prakritik Paint , Project RE-HAB, Khadi fabric shoes and handmade paper with plastic mix.
Prior to Saxena, IAS officer Anil Baijal was LG of Delhi for over six years from December 2016 to May 18.