New Governor Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh arrives in Dehradun, will take oath on Wednesday

After the resignation of Governor Baby Rani Maurya, Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh has been made the Governor of Uttarakhand. He is considered an expert on China affairs

New Governor Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh arrives in Dehradun, will take oath on Wednesday

The newly appointed Governor of Uttarakhand, Lieutenant General (Retd) Gurmeet Singh has reached Dehradun on Tuesday. Cabinet Ministers Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Ganesh Joshi and Swami Yatheeswaranand welcomed him with a bouquet at Jolly Grant Airport. At the same time, on the arrival of the Governor, a guard of honor was given by the police. During this, Garhwal Commissioner Ravinath Raman, DIG Neeru Garg, District Magistrate Dehradun Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar and SSP Janmejay Khanduri were present.

Governor Gurmeet Singh will take oath of office at Raj Bhavan at 10.45 am on Wednesday. Chief Justice of High Court Raghvendra Singh Chauhan will administer the oath of office and secrecy to him. All the preparations for his swearing-in ceremony have been completed by the Raj Bhavan.

Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh has been made the Governor of Uttarakhand after the resignation of Governor Baby Rani Maurya. He is considered an expert on China affairs. He retired in February 2016 after nearly four decades of military service. According to Governor's secretary BK Sant, the new governor reached Dehradun on Tuesday and will take oath of office on Wednesday.

According to the Secretary to the Governor, outgoing Governor Baby Rani Maurya left for New Delhi from Dehradun at 2 pm on Monday. Earlier, a contingent of the Indian Army Corps Maratha Battalion saluted him at the Raj Bhavan while the police saluted him at Jolly Grant airport. Before Baby Rani Maurya left for Delhi, Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi, Chief Secretary SS Sandhu, District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police Janamjeya Khanduri paid a courtesy call on her.

Played an important role in international military operations

Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh (Seni) has played an important role in international military operations. He has visited China more than seven times for talks on border issues and military topics. He has also visited Pakistan twice in this connection.

He has also been a United Nations Organization (UNO) Observer in Iran. His work on the Iran-Iraq border has been brilliant. Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh (Seni) has been playing an important role in NGOs like Karyavak. This organization is related to such distinguished people who give 10 percent of their income in social service.