Mridula Sinha takes oath as Goa governor

  • PTI, Panaji
  • Updated: Aug 31, 2014 13:20 IST

Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday sworn-in as Governor of Goa, following the resignation of B V Wanchoo.

Bombay high court chief justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha.

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj Bhawan here on the occasion.

Goa had no full time governor following Wanchoo's resignation from the post after his role was questioned in VVIP chopper deal.

Sinha, 71, becomes the first woman Governor of the state with a full-time charge.

Born on November 27, 1942, at Chhapra village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, Sinha is a renowned Hindi writer and former chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB), ministry of human resource development.

She is also the former president of BJP Mahila Morcha.

She had actively participated in 'Samagra Kranti' led by Jai Prakash Narayan.

After taking a post graduation degree in psychology, she completed her B.Ed. She started as a college lecturer at Dr S K Sinha Women's College, Motihari in Bihar and later became principal of Bharatiya Shishu Mandir at Muzaffarpur.

Sinha is married to Dr Ram Kripal Sinha, who was earlier a college lecturer and later became a Cabinet minister in the Bihar state government.

She has written more than 46 books in various disciplines. Her literary contributions include 'Jyon Mehandi Ko Rang' (novel - a short film on Doordarshan was made based on the same), 'Nayi Devyani' (novel), 'Gharwaas'(novel), 'Sita puni boli' (novel) and many more.

Sinha has also written a biography on late Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia.

Her story collections include 'Sakshatkar', 'Ek Diye Ki Diwali', 'Apna Jeevan' etc. She has also written essays like 'Aine ke saamne', 'Maanvi ke Naate' and 'Bihar Ki Lok Kathaye' for children.

She contributes regular columns in various national and regional Hindi newspapers, magazines and periodicals.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Nigerian, 2 Punjab men held in Delhi for running drug racket
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome