Imphal: Former Chhattisgarh Governor Sushri Anusuiya Uikey on Wednesday has assumed the office as the 16th Governor of Manipur (Regular) excluding seven additional charge governors.
Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur Justice MV Muralidaran administered the oath of office to Governor Uikey held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal.
Anusuiya Uikey replaced La Ganesan who has been assumed as the Governor of Nagaland on Tuesday.
Chief minister N Biren Singh, his council of ministers, Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Th Satyabrata Singh, MP (Rajya Sabha) Sanajaoba Leishemba, MLAs, Chief Secretary, DGP and senior officers of paramilitary forces were among the dignitaries attended the oath taking ceremony.
After taking the oath, Governor received Rashtriya Salute and inspected Guard of Honour accorded by personnel of Manipur Rifles and India Reserve Battalion.
Later, speaking to media persons, Governor Uikey thanked the President of India Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving an opportunity to serve the state of Manipur.
She said that she has been entrusted to serve the state and issues will be solved and developmental activities will be taken up in consultation with Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers.
While recalling her past three and half year’s service as Governor of Chhattisgarh, Governor Anusuiya Uikey also said that she received a lot of cooperation and support from the people there and many developmental activities were taken up. She appealed to all the stakeholders especially the people of Manipur to extend cooperation and support for bringing up the state in the higher level of development and prosperity.
Hailing from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, Anusuiya Uikey, 65, served as a Rajya Sabha MP of BJP from 2006 to 2012. She has also served as vice-chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.
Extending his hearty welcome to Uikey on being sworn-in as the 16th Governor of Manipur, CM Biren Singh said “I am immensely pleased to welcome Her Excellency and look forward to working together with her for the people of the state.”