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Kalyan Singh taking Oath as Governor of Himachal Pradesh at Raj Bhawan in Shimla on January 28, 2015
Kalyan Singh taking Oath as Governor of Himachal Pradesh at Raj Bhawan in Shimla on January 28, 2015

Shimla, January 28, 2015 (Online News India): Kalyan Singh Governor of Rajasthan, who has also been given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh took oath today as the 24th Governor of the State. Chief Justice of H P High Court Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir administered him the oath of office in a simple but impressive ceremony held here at Raj Bhawan today. Virbhadra Singh Chief Minister was also present on the occasion.

The Governor was also given Guard of Honour on the occasion. P. Mitra Chief Secretary read out the warrant of appointment. Prem Kumar Dhumal, leader of opposition, Vidya Stokes, Sujan Singh Pathania,  Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil and Prakash Chaudhry Cabinet Ministers, Nand Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, MLAs, Judges of H P High Court, Sanjay Chauhan, Mayor, Tikender Panwar, Deputy Mayor, Bhim Sen, Chief Information Commissioner, T.G. Negi, State Election Commissioner, Lt. Gen B S Sachar, GoC-in-C ARTRAC, former ministers and former MLAs, Vice Chancellors of Universities, Sanjay Kumar DGP, Additional Chief Secretaries, senior officers of State Government were also present on the occasion.

Kalyan Singh was born on 5th January 1932 at Village Madholi in Aligarh District of Uttar Pradesh. He twice served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and was elected MLA for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly six times consecutively from 1967. He became Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1977 and also remained Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2014. He served as State President of Uttar Pradesh B.J.P and remained National Vice President of B.J.P. for two terms. Kalyan Singh assumed the office of the Governor of Rajasthan on 04th September 2014.

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