Mumbai: Outgoing Maharashtra Governor S C
Jamir on Thursday hailed the state government for its mature
leadership and healthy democratic traditions.
Jamir was given an official farewell by the state
government at a function at the Sahyadri guest house in south
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan
thanked Jamir for his initiatives for development of backward
regions in the state and for his role in reforming the field
of higher education.
Jamir said his tenure in Maharashtra was fruitful and
"During my stay of one-and-a-half years, there was no
constitutional crisis in the state," he said. Jamir praised
the state for its mature leadership and healthy democratic
He said there are few under-developed pockets in
Maharashtra and the government should appoint the best
officers to serve in these areas.
Mantralaya should be proactive in addressing
developmental issues and should ensure faster development in
districts like Gadchiroli to tackle the problem of Naxalism,
Maharashtra has some of the best educational institutions
in the country and every effort should be made to make them
world-class centres of learning, Jamir said.
The Chief Minister presented a shawl and a memento to the
Governor on the occasion.
Minister for Protocol Suresh Shetty, Speaker of
Legislative Assembly Dilip Walse-Patil, Chairman of
Legislative Council Shivajirao Deshmukh, and senior ministers
Patangrao Kadam and Ramraje Naik-Nimbalkar were among those
present on the occasion.
K Sankaranarayanan will take oath as the Governor of
Maharashtra at the Raj Bhavan here tomorrow.
The swearing-in of Sankaranarayanan will take place at 10
am at the Durbar Hall where Acting Chief Justice of Bombay
High Court J N Patel will administer the oath of office to