IMPHAL, August 29: The State gave outgoing Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal a befitting farewell at the Durbar Hall, Manipur Raj Bhawan today.
According to a DIPR statement, State chief secretary PC Lawmkunga presided over the official function which was also attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, council of ministers, speaker, chief justice Manipur High Court, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs, DGP and other police and civil high ranking officials.
VK Duggal took oath as the 14th Governor of Manipur in December, 2013, it said.
Meanwhile, the Governor VK Duggal in a press statement said, “It has ben a matter of great honour and privilege for me to serve the nation and the people of India in different capacities with total commitment, dedication and humility for well over four and a half decades.”
He said he is grateful to the government, all the political parties and the people of Manipur for treating him with great love, affection and respect during his tenure in Manipur and wished the State the very best in future.
The Governor also expressed his wish to assist the State and the people to achieve the goals of further growth and prosperity.
“I do believe that effective public service can be rendered not only from high positions and offices but from any individual member of the society.”
“All Indians, indeed, have to do their best in whatever capacity they can, to ensure the country continues to grow and attains the heights it richly deserves,” stated the Governor.