La Ganesan sworn in as governor of Manipur

Imphal, August 27 (PTI): Former Rajya Sabha member La Ganesan was on Friday sworn in as the governor of Manipur at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.
Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court, PV Sanjay Kumar, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Ganesan during the day. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Speaker Y Khemchand and Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar among other senior officials of the state.
After the swearing-in-ceremony, the new governor also inspected the guard of honour. Ganesan is the 17th governor of Manipur. He succeeded Najma Heptulla, whose tenure ended earlier in the month. The governor, following the ceremony, told reporters that he will serve the northeastern state as one of its family members. The CM, on his part, said Manipur is “fortunate to have La Ganesan, a well-experienced leader, as its governor”.

Governor charge

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been given the additional charge of Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, according to an official statement issued on Friday. Earlier, V P Singh Badnore was the governor of Punjab and the administrator of Chandigarh. “The President of India has been pleased to appoint Purohit, the governor of Tamil Nadu, to discharge the functions of the governor of Punjab, in addition to his own duties from the date he assumes charge of the office of the governor of Punjab, until regular arrangements are made,” the statement said. The president has also appointed Purohit as the administrator of Chandigarh, in addition to his duties as the governor of Punjab, it added.



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