Ganeshi Lal was today sworn in as the new Governor of Odisha at the Raj Bhavan here.
Orissa High Court Chief Justice, Vineet Saran administered the oath of the office to Lal.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, many state ministers and senior government officers were present during the oath taking ceremony.
Lal visited the Lord Jagannath Temple at Puri and offered prayers before taking the oath of governor.
Lal is a former Haryana BJP president and also former Haryana minister.
Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik was given the additional charge of Odisha after completion of the five-year tenure of SC Jamir on March 21.
President Ram Nath Kovind had appointed Lal as the new governor of Odisha on May 25.
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