Dehradun: Senior Congress leader and
former Union minister Margaret Alva on Thursday took oath as
governor of Uttarakhand, becoming the first woman to hold the
post in the state.
Chief Justice B K Gupta administered Alva the oath of
office and secrecy in Hindi at the Raj Bhavan.
A host of dignitaries including Chief Minister Ramesh
Pokhariyal Nishank, his Cabinet colleagues and senior state
officials were present at the function.
Later talking to reporters she said her priority will
be to protect the state`s cultural heritage.