Mridula Sinha sworn in as Goa’s first lady Governor

By on September 17, 2014
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Mridula Sinha sworn in as Goa’s first lady Governor

Mridula Sinha was recently sworn in as the Governor of Goa at a ceremony at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Justice Mohit Shantilal Shah administered the oath of office to her in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Chief Secretary B Vijayan read the warrant of appointment issued by the President of India.

The Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik, Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Rajendra Arlekar, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, cabinet ministers were also present. A Guard of Honour by the police contingent followed the swearing  in ceremony.

Born in 1942, at Chhapra village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, Sinha is a renowned Hindi writer and former chairperson of the Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB), Ministry of Human Resource Development.
After receiving a post graduation degree in psychology, she completed her Bachelors of Education. She has written more than 46 books in various disciplines. Her literary contributions include ‘Jyon Mehandi Ko Rang’ (a novel based on which a short film was made and aired on Doordarshan),  ‘Nayi Devyani’, ‘Gharwaas’, ‘Sita Puni Boli’ and others.

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