Imphal, May 2, 2018 (DIPR): Prof. Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur at a ceremony held today at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Imphal. Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur Shri Justice N. Kotiswar Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Prof. Jagdish Mukhi. He will take charge of the Manipur Governor 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 Shri Y. Joykumar Singh, Speaker, Shri Y. Khemchand Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Ksh. 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 Shri Ningshem Vashum, IPS, CO, 5th IRB.
During an interaction with the 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 fulfill 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.
On his arrival at Imphal International Airport, today, Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi was accorded a warm welcome by Shri Dr. J. Suresh Babu, Chief Secretary and Shri L. M. Khaute, DGP along with senior Government Officials. The Governor was accompanied by First Lady Smt. Prem Mukhi.