Bhubaneswar: Officials and employees of Raj Bhawan in the capital city here bade farewell to outgoing Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today.
“Odisha has enriched my knowledge and consciousness in various ways,” said Lal at the farewell ceremony.
Lal had assumed the office of Odisha Governor on May 29, 2018. He completed his five-year tenure in May this year.
However, he continued discharging his duties as the Governor of the state as there was no announcement regarding his successor by the President of India.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, meanwhile, paid a courtesy visit to the outgoing Governor. The Chief Minister wished a long and active public life for the outgoing Governor, said sources in the Raj Bhawan.
“Glad to meet the Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal Ji who is leaving Odisha after serving the state for more than five years. Thank him for his services to the state and convey my good wishes,” said the Chief Minister in a Twitter (X) post.
Glad to meet the Governor of #Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal Ji who is leaving Odisha after serving the state for more than five years. Thank him for his services to the state and convey my good wishes. pic.twitter.com/BPdZfOFcEL
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 26, 2023
Notably, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was appointed as the new Governor of Odisha on October 19.
Das will be sworn in as the Governor of the state on October 31, sources said.