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Posted at: Sep 12, 2019, 8:02 AM; last updated: Sep 12, 2019, 8:02 AM (IST)

Need to link education with jobs, says Governor

Bandaru Dattatreya sworn in

ibune News Service

Shimla, September 11

A former Union minister and four-time Lok Sabha MP from Telengana, Bandaru Dattatreya was today sworn in as the 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary, Judge of the High Court, administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at Raj Bhawan. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present.

Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi read out the warrant of appointment. Speaker Rajeev Bindal, former Chief Ministers Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal, Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Krishan Reddy attended the oath ceremony.

He said working for the poor, needy and economically weaker sections of society would remain his priority. “Himachal is known as Devbhoomi and a land of valiant soldiers. So I consider myself lucky for getting an opportunity to serve here,” he said during a media interaction.

Dattatreya stressed the need for creating awareness against drug addiction and protecting the environment.

“It will be my endeavour to work towards ensuring qualitative education in seats of learning and at the same time link it to job opportunities,” he stated.

“Attention should also be paid towards inculcating moral values among our youth”, said Dattatreya.

“As a Governor, I would like to accelerate the pace of development and ensure that the benefit of the welfare schemes being implemented by the government reaches the targeted beneficiaries,” he remarked. It would be his endeavour to take forward the pace of development with the help of both government and Opposition.

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