P. S. Sreedharan Pillai-renowned lawyer from Kerela is sworn in as the new Governor of Mizoram on Tuesday. He is the 21st governor of Mizoram after it attained statehood in 1987.
Ajai Lamba-Chief justice of Gauhati High Court administered the oath of office and secrecy to Pillai at a swearing ceremony in Raj Bhavan.
This ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, Assembly Speaker Lalrinliana Sailo, Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, and other dignitaries.
As per reports, after the swearing-in ceremony Pillai said he would render all possible help to the state government in getting assistance from the Centre.
He further added, for all-round development of Mizoram and give priority to tourism, communication and infrastructure development.
“This is the first time I am holding the post of governor. I hope I can easily adapt to Mizoram since it has a resemblance to Kerala in many aspects. I will try my best for the welfare of the people,” he said.
The politicians turned governor and said he would abide by the ethics of the governor’s office and would not involve himself in politics. During his tenure as governor, he would try to visit all the remote villages in Mizoram.
In December 1953, Pillai was born at Venmony in Alappuzha district of Kerela to V.G. Sukumaran Nair and Bhavani Amma. He was graduated in arts from NSS College, Pandalam. Later, in 1978 he graduated in law from Government Law College, Calicut. His political career started with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and became its secretary in 1978.
From 2003 to 2006, he was president of the Kerela unit. He was again appointed as the BJP State President in 2018. Besides political and professional life, Pillai is known to be a social activist and a creative writer.