Jaipur, The Governor deisgnate Shri Kalyan Singh was sworn in as the Governor of Rajasthan at a function held in Rajbhawan. here on Thursday. Shri Singh took the oath of office and secrecy in the name of God in the presence of the Acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Shri Sunil Ambwani. Shri Singh took the oath in Hindi language.
The Chief Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi read out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and requested Shri Singh to take the oath. After being sworn in, the Governor inspected the Guard of Honour. The wife of Governer Smt. Ramwati, his son & MP Shri Rajveer Singh and other family members were also present on the occasion.
The Swearing in ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Speaker of Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Shri Kailash Meghwal, former Chief Ministers Shri Ashok Gehlot and Shri Jagannath Pahadia, Public Representatives, Judges, Additional Chief Secretaries, various dignitaries and other senior officers.
BIO DATA- SHRI KALYAN SING
Kalyan Singh was born on 5th January, 1932 at Madhauli Village in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. Shri Singh secured B.A., L.T. from DS Degree College, Aligarh.
Singh became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh twice firstly in year 1991 and then in 1997. He was also nominated as the Leader of Opposition in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Shri Singh was elected for the Lok Sabha in two successive terms, 1991 and 1997. He was the Chairman of the Rural Development Committee and a member of the Committee of Defence.
Kalyan Singh started his legislative career in year 1967 as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He became the Minister of State for Health in Uttar Pradesh in 1977. He was elected six times for the state legislative assembly from 1985 to 2002. He also remained the National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party and the State President and Secretary General of the party in Uttar Pradesh.
During emergency, Shri Kalyan Singh was imprisioned in Aligarh, Naini and Banaras jails. He has special interest in reading, kabaddi and tennis sports. He has visited Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.