Sharmila Kumari Panta the Newly-appointed Governor of Sudurpaschim Province, assumed her office today, following taking the oath of office and confidence from President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday.
The province ministers, lawmakers, security personnel, government employees amid others stretched welcome to the governor who had visited in Dhangadhi on Wednesday evening.
While considering the office Governor Panta pledged to work for the people and act consequently.
Being on the occasion were Sudurpaschim Province Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, Provincial Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Prakash Shah, Minister for Financial Affairs and Planning Jhapat Bohora, Minister for Physical Infrastructure Pathan Singh Bohora, other ministers, Deputy Speaker, Chief Secretary among high ranking government officials of federal government and chief of security agencies.
Panta, a permanent resident of Chitwan district, is a conflict victim and has been at the lead raising the concerns of dispute victims. Her husband Gyanendra Tripathi is amid those perished during insurgency by security forces. He was last observed on 26 September 2003.
President Bhandari, on the recommendation of the government, had discharged the governors of all seven provinces on November 3 to appoint new governors.
The foremost opposition Nepali Congress had condemned the move. Though, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) stated that the government acted as per the constitutional authority in sacking the governors.
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