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Ganga Prasad became new Governor of Sikkim, Details of Oath Taking Ceremony



Ganga Prasad became new Governor of Sikkim State: Details, Career Background

Ganga Prasad was on 25th August 2018, sworn in as the 16th Governor of Sikkim at a function held at Raj Bhawan in Gangtok. He succeeds Shriniwas Patil as the 16th Governor of Sikkim.

Justice Meenakshi M Rai, Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Sikkim, administered the oath of office to Ganga Prasad in the presence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and his cabinet colleagues and other dignitaries.

The swearing-in ceremony was followed by an offering of traditional "khadas" to the governor by the chief minister and all the dignitaries present. The governor was then given the Guard of Honour.

Ganga Prasad has served as a Member of Legislative Council of Bihar for 18 years, and also as the Leader of the Opposition (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the Bihar Legislative Council.

Ganga Prasad was also the Leader of the Bihar Legislative Council for the ruling party during the earlier NDA regime. He was the former Governor of Meghalaya.

SIKKIM (India)

Formation: 16 May 1975 

Capital: Gangtok (Sikkim's Largest City)

Districts: 4

Official Language: English

Governor: Ganga Prasad

Chief Minister: Pawan Chamling


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