Shimla: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Wednesday was sworn-in as the Himachal Pradesh Governor. He will be holding additional charge and succeeds Urmila Singh who retired on January 26 on completing her five-year term.
"Kalyan Singh was administered oath of office and secrecy by High Court Chief Justice Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir," a Raj Bhavan official said.
He arrived here on Tuesday evening.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his cabinet colleagues, Leader of Opposition and BJP two-time chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, besides legislators and senior government functionaries were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Outgoing Governor of Himachal Pradesh Urmila Singh was given a warm send-off by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his Cabinet colleagues at a function in the state capital here on January 26. She had assumed the charge of governor on January 25 in 2010. She is third Governor of the state to complete the term of five years.