Gangtok, February 16 (IPR): Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya assumed the office of the Governor of Sikkim today.The function for the affirmation of the oath of office was held at Raj Bhawan,Gangtok.
The Chief Secretary placed the form of oath before the Governor-designate and read the President’s Warrant to appoint Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya as the Governor of Sikkim.
Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court, Justice Biswanath Somadder, administered him the oath of office and secrecy in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, Cabinet Ministers, and other dignitaries.
The new Governor signed the solemn oath/affirmation for the assumption of office.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang introduced the Governor to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, the Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament for Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Judges of Sikkim High Court, and other dignitaries present.
The newly sworn-in Governor was given a ceremonial guard of honour by Sikkim Police.
Shri Lakshman Prasad Acharya is the former State Vice-President and Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) of the Bharatiya Janata Party from the Varanasi Division Graduates Constituency in Varanasi district.
Shri Acharya succeeds Shri Ganga Prasad as the 17th Governor of Sikkim.