Message of Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Patil on the assumption of Office on 20th July 2013.
My fellow citizens,
It is a great honor and privilege for me to have been given the opportunity by the President of India to serve as Governor of Sikkim. I am aware of the special Constitutional provisions which preserve Sikkim’s unique identity and also my responsibilities as Governor in safeguarding them.
At the outset, I place on record the valuable contribution of my predecessor, Shri Balmiki Prasad Singh, who was ably supported by the Chief Minister, Shri Pawan Chamling and his Council of Ministers.
A new and beautiful journey unfolds for me as I assume the charge of this office. The State is moving ahead on the path of peace and prosperity, I am confident that my government will use available resources in an innovative and effective manner for sustained growth in the economic and social sectors.
With my experience in administrative services and public life, I seek to contribute effectively towards development of the State. I am particularly eager to support the youths in Sikkim.
I am looking forward to serve the peace loving people of the State. I seek cooperation and support of one and all to take the State further ahead on the path of development.