S.C. Jamir sworn in Maharashtra Governor
Mumbai (PTI): S C Jamir was on Saturday sworn in as Maharashtra Governor of at a brief ceremony held at the Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan here.
Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Justice Swatanter Kumar admistered the oath of offce of Jamir. A ceremonial guard of honour was presented to the Governor by the Indian Navy on the occasion.
Jamir's appointment followed the resignation of S M Krishna. He was holding additional charge of Maharashtra Governor along with Goa since March nine after Krishna resigned to return to active politics in Karnataka.
The 77-year-old former Nagaland Chief Minister was the Goa Governor for four years.
Among those present at the swearing-in were Jamir's wife Alemla, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, his deputy R R Patil and government officials.
Jamir brings with him rich experience in Government, Parliament and administration. Born on October 17, 1931, he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Arts and later took his law degree from Allahabad University.
He was the President of Students' Christian Movement while at Allahabad university during 1954-57.
Jamir is regarded as one of the architects of modern Nagaland. In 1960, he was a member of the delegation that met Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for political talks that resulted in creation of Nagaland as the 16th state of the Indian union.