Professor Jagdish Mukhi has been sworn in as the next governor of Manipur. The oath taking ceremony was conducted at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan. The oath taking ceremony was administered by the acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur Justice N Kotiswar Singh.
Professor Mukhi will be in charge as the Governor of the state in the absence of Dr Najma Heptulla. It may be mentioned that Prof Jagdish Mukhi is also the Governor of Assam.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh, Speaker Y Khemchand Singh, Rajya Sabha MP K Bhabananda Singh, Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, and other senior officials of the State Government, Police, Army and Senior citizens.
After the swearing-in- ceremony the Governor also inspected a guard of honour commanded by Ningshem Vashum, IPS, CO, 5th IRB.
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Soon after the oath taking ceremony, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh took to twitter and congratulated professor Mukhi. “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Shri Jagdish Mukhi ji on becoming the new Governor of the State”, he wrote.
During an interaction with media persons, the Governor stated that he will discharge his duty as the Governor of Manipur in the absence of Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla. He further said that he will try to fulfil all the requirements of the State as per the Constitution. He said that he will try to fulfill every possible welfare programmes of Manipur while in office.