Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi took the additional charge of Nagaland and was sworn in as the state’s 20th governor on September 17.
According to Raj Bhavan information, Justice S Serto of Gauhati High Court Kohima bench, administered the oath of office to Mukhi in presence of Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio, deputy chief minister Y Patton, Nagaland legislative assembly speaker Sharingain Longkumer, other ministers and officials.
Mukhi, speaking on the occasion to the people of Nagaland, said he was honoured and humbled to take charge of the state and assured that he would remain committed to his constitutional responsibilities. He said it was wish of the God to introduce him to the people of the beautiful land, people, and its vivid culture. He expressed his gratefulness to the people of Nagaland for showering their abundant love and affection and solicited trust in him.
The new governor said that Nagaland is an embodiment of the Indian nation, exhibiting unity in diversity, diversity in its ethnicity and unified by the Naga identity with various Naga tribes with a different identity, culture and traditions. He called upon the people to work together in making Nagaland a cultural hub of India and a dreamt about and sought-after tourist destination.
He added that Naga political issue has covered a remarkable path of progress under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed confidence that soon Nagas will have a comprehensive and inclusive solution ensuring utmost honour and dignity to the Naga people.
Governor Mukhi said that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges, where the dedicated health workers and other frontline workers and aware people of Nagaland, which is gradually recovering from this crisis and becoming even stronger.