Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as governor of Mizoram [ Current News (Concise) ]
Retired Lt General; Nirbhay Sharma was appointed as the governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan. Justice T Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati high court, administered the oath of office to general Sharma. Earlier, Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma was the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He was transferred and appointed as Mizoram governor on May 12 by President Pranab Mukherjee, replacing West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi who took additional charge of Mizoram.
- Lal Thanhawla who is State chief minister and Sharma was his cabinet colleagues, legislators from both the ruling Congress and the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), senior officials of the state government and the Army attended the gubernatorial swearing-in ceremony.
- Sharma is the 8th governor of Mizoram after the then state governor Vakkom Purushothaman resigned on July 12 last year in protest against being transferred to Nagaland.
- Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma was born in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in 1946. He was was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1966.
- As a young Captain, general Sharma fought in the 1971 War and was part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca. General Sharma is one of the most distinguished and decorated Field Commanders of the Indian Army.
- Published on: June 1, 2015