Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Banwarilal Purohit was sworn in as the Assam Governor at a solemn function held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Guwahati on Monday.
Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh, administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new governor.
Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya was holding the additional charge as Governor of Assam since December 2014.
Purohit was appointed as the Governor of Assam by the President on August 17 this year.
“I am happy to be sworn in as the Governor of Assam and I assure you all that I will give my best for the welfare of all sections of the people of Assam,” Purohit said after the ceremony.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who was present with some of his cabinet colleagues, exuded confidence that under the new governor, the state can march forward and can scale new heights taking everybody from Barak, Brahmaputra, hills and plains on board.
Assam legislative assembly Speaker Ranjeet Das, Environment and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, Minister Public Health Engineering Rihon Daimary, Minister of State (independent charge) for Power Pallab Lochan Das, Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia, Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay and a host of other guests were also present on the occasion.