GUWAHATI, Oct 10 – Prof Jagdish Mukhi was sworn in as the new Governor of Assam at a solemn function held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra auditorium here today.Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy at the function which was attended by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, his cabinet colleagues and senior government officials.
Later talking to media persons, Mukhi said the Assams culture has played a pivotal role in binding the country together and that he will try to live up to the expectations of the people.
Leaders from the opposition parties, including several legislators, were also present at the event.
In his previous assignment, Mukhi served as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday received Governor designate Jagdish Mukhi at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here. He was accorded a guard of honour on his arrival at the airport.
Source : http://assamtribune.com