CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 30, 2021: The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Shri VP Singh Badnore relinquished office here today on completion of his five-year term.

       Sh. Badnore had taken over as Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh on August 22, 2016. 

       In his emotionally charged farewell speech, Sh. Badnore said that he would remain indebted to his officers at Punjab Raj Bhavan, Punjab Government, and UT Administration for extending full support and cooperation during his five-year tenure as Governor Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh. He thanked the people of Punjab and Chandigarh for their support, love, and affection showered upon him during these five years 

       On the occasion the outgoing Governor got a Coffee Table Book titled The Raj Bhawan Punjab – A Glorious Journey, which includes all the important functions and other details of the Governors of Punjab from 1947 till date, released from the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and also presented him a copy. Another book titled ‘Punjab Raj Bhawan Mini Rock Garden- A tribute to Padmashri Nek Chand’ was also presented to the Chief Minister Punjab.

       Among the dignitaries present included Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chief Secretary Mrs. Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary to CM Mr. Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor, Shri J.M. Balamurugan, Advisor to the Administrator, UT Shri Dharampal Home Secretary UT, Mr. Arun Guota, MC Commissioner Chandigarh, Smt. Anindita Mitra, DGP Chandigarh, Sh. Praveen Ranjan and Director Information and Public Relations Punjab Mr. Kamal Kishore Yadav besides senior serving and retired officers of Punjab, Haryana, and UT Chandigarh.

   Shri Badnore and his wife Smt Alka Singh were accorded a ceremonial send-off by the officers and staff of Punjab Raj Bhawan.

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