Imphal: Veteran politician Sushri Anusuiya Uikey was Wednesday sworn-in as the 16th Governor of Manipur (regular), excluding seven additional charge governors.
She was administered the oath of office by the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Manipur, Justice M.V. Muralidaran. The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and his Council of Ministers, Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, Th. Satyabrata Singh; MP (Rajya Sabha), Sanajaoba Leishemba; MLAs; the Chief Secretary, the DGP, and senior officers of the paramilitary forces.
After taking the oath, the governor received the Rashtriya salute and inspected the Guard of Honour accorded by personnel of the Manipur Rifles and India Reserve Battalion.
Later, talking to media persons, the governor thanked President Droupadi Murmu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving her the opportunity to serve the beautiful state of Manipur.
She said she has been entrusted to serve the state, and issues will be solved and developmental activities will be taken up in consultation with the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers.
Recalling her past three and a half years’ service as Governor of Chhattisgarh, the Governor said 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 raising the state’s level of development and prosperity.
Sushri Anusuiya Uikey has assumed the charge of the office of Governor of Manipur with effect from the forenoon of February 22, 2023. She extends her good wishes and greetings to the people of Manipur.